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Army Recruits by Ben Taylor

I chose to do this photo as I thought it showed a difference between 1910 and 2014 very well. This photo shows Army Recruits lining up to receive their pay from a table down Pall Mall. The people in the queue look eager to receive their pay. The people giving the money are behind bars. […]

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A rap by Harry Brown and James Cook

Harry and James wrote a rap inspired by this photograph on Historypin. Click below to listen! 0403_140203

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Trafalgar Square 1911

Everyone is gathering around something Working people are rushing And tourists are loving Is it bored or excited about what’s happening What could you be imagining? Are you curious now? You will find out what it is somehow   by Julia Buccini

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Stretcher Bearers

Stretcher Bearers

As we trudge slowly through the sludge we hear the artillery battering down onto the ground, Narrowly missing brave soldiers, hands on either side as the men walk in pride, Hands on handles shaking of the stress of the Germans, While the wind blisters their hands along with the rough wood, Agriff, Agriff! The Germans […]

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Did you know…

Did You Know – Trench foot is caused by standing in water or wet places for a long period of time. Leg wounds were the most common area of injury. Amputation was often needed. Arm injuries were often caused by shells containing TNT. 12% of wounds were recorded to the torso. Most people died of […]

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The Dead of Life by Joe Vaile

The Dead of Life by Joe Vaile

Gunshots fired passed them. It was the noise of a whistle, over and over and over. Artillery pounded the earth around and shook that which was beneath them. “Over here” someone said.  Jedidiah ran over to them. “We have got to get this man out of here!!”  More shells dropped around them.  Jedidiah looked at […]

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Dear family by Sophie Abbott

Dear Family, I have to go on the front line soon so this may be the last time I get to write to you. How is everyone at home? Hope you are all well. The conditions here are pretty bad at the moment. As I am writing this I am a foot deep in mud […]

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Greetings from Wurzburg by Jack Edwards

42 Red Ends 19th march 1915 Wurzburg France DT29 69O Dear Alfred I am in Wurzburg, as I’ve been captured by the Hun who have put me in a prison. It is horrible we have to work day and night to help the Germans defeat our own country and I can’t help it, I’m being […]

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Peace Scenes by Nathan Crew

Photo: “Peace Scenes In London” Taken In Whitehall, City Of Westminster June 28 1919, and streets in England erupt with euphoria. A trance of rejuvenation, alas the conflict is no more. Disturbed and deprived, the people celebrate in guilt, harmony has been thrust upon them, nevertheless with great sacrifice. Families divided merely in half, children […]

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Dear Edmund by Lewis Franklin

Dear Edmund, Life at the factory has always been tiring, but since your departure and seemingly endless absence, my work has been ever more difficult. I try to stay vigilant, yet life will always be problematic without you. I miss you, and I am deeply afraid that I’ve not heard from you in a couple […]

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