The Devil’s Porridge Museum have recently embarked on an ambitious new project called ‘The Miracle Workers Research Project’, which aims to find out more about the 30,000 individuals involved at HM Factory Gretna during the First World War. Research Assistant Laura Noakes tells us more in this guest blog post.
In this guest post Dr Diana Wilkins tells us about the stories uncovered as part of the project Shalom Sussex: The Jewish Community in WW1, for which she was the research co-ordinator.
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.
In this opening entry of a subsequent three-part blog, we hear from another two commemorative projects that have contributed listings towards our digital portal, 'Mapping the Centenary'. Respondents offer insight into the topics of their respective activities, what they sought to achieve, as well as sharing some ‘best practice’ tips based on their own experiences.
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.
Suzanne Bardgett, IWM Head of Research and Academic Partnerships, gives an insight into the research process for her book, Wartime London in Paintings.