Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Saturday, November 21, 2015

The British Home Front – a New Resource

A collaboration that includes the BBC and the Imperial War Museum has produced a fascinating  study of the British home front, assembled in a high quality 112-page PDF magazine. It can be read on smart phones of all makes in the UK, and on home and laptop computers anywhere.  And — it's free. Below is a sampling of the excellent selection of images the editors included. Honestly, you have to be a bit of an Anglophile to fully appreciate it, but since all our editors at are and many of you readers are, we wholeheartedly recommend that you download this publication HERE.

Gertie Is Known as the Vera Lynn of World War I

The "Preston Pals" Enlistment Parade Preston, Lancashire
Suffered Almost 50% Casualties in the First Two Weeks of the Somme

Testing a Mark Series Tank for Flotation

In Line for Food, Reading in Berkshire


  1. Thank you so much for this superb source! I certainly plan to make use of it. David B.

  2. I'd love to know how the tank flotation test went! I bet it is still at the bottom of the lake.