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 the second article of the 14-18 NOW Project series, I explore the range of 'legacies' created by the Nissen Hut.
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.
What relevance do the 14-18 NOW projects have after the centenary? Through monthly project spotlights, I intend to find out.
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.
In this first of a two-part blog, we hear from commemorative projects that have submitted listings for our digital portal, 'Mapping the Centenary'. We invited each contributor to reveal greater detail about the topics of their respective project activities, what they sought to achieve, as well as to share a few ‘best practice’ tips based on their experiences.
An overview of IWM's new Digital Portal for the First World War Centenary.
North Head Quarantine Station has been a place of quarantine for those wishing to enter Australia since the 1830s. Situated on a headland to the North East of Sydney Harbour, it is ideally sited to monitor maritime and naval traffic. During the deadly ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 it was particularly heavily used, to quarantine both military and civilian vessels and personnel. While held here, many passengers engaged in an activity that had been happening at this site for decades; they marked their time and presence there by inscribing on the sandstone cliffs.
In 1917 George Elliott Dodds, a writer and editor at the Department of Information, suggested publishing a series of photographically illustrated booklets showing various war activities on the Home Front. After three years of war, the potential propaganda value of such publications for combating war weariness and maintaining domestic morale was recognised.