This month marks the 105th anniversary of the tragic and untimely death of Nurse Caroline Maud Edwards during the First World War. In this guest blog post, SSN member and author Andrew Hemmings shares her story.
In this guest blog post, SSN member and author Andrew Hemmings tells the story of Amy Johnson - a pioneering pilot who sadly lost her life in the Second World War.
During the Blitz over London in the Second World War, the Thames estuary, Tower Hill and the square mile of London were targeted often. In this guest blog, SSN member and historian Linda Parker shares some of her research on this subject.
SSN member and researcher Katherine Quinlan-Flatter provides an insight into the work of the German Propaganda troops, who reported on the Blitz over London 80 years ago.
SSN member and archivist Heather Needham provides advice on researching local war memorials, based on her work at Hampshire Archives and Local Studies.
SSN member Tayler Cresswell shares details of a project working with young people, to explore women’s experiences of the First World War and how the War affected their mental health.
SSN Member and filmmaker Jason Davidson tells us about the process of creating a series of four short films, utilising the voices of veterans to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
The chance find of an evocative photograph launched SSN member and researcher Dr Frances Hurd on a quest, to trace the lives and deaths of ten men and their family before and after the First World War.
SSN Member and freelance curator Claire Mead explores the looting of Japanese swords in 1945, and their symbolic value.
Suzanne Bardgett, IWM Head of Research and Academic Partnerships, gives an insight into the research process for her book, Wartime London in Paintings.