World War One at Home

In 2013/2014 AHRC played a major role in the BBC’s flagship, UK-wide project, World War One at Home. This centrepiece of the BBC’s commemoration of the war links stories of the conflict to particular places in the UK – war memorials, factories, former hospitals, even zoos (in Bristol, convalescent soldiers were routinely taken to see the animals) – exploring what the war meant in different communities throughout the country.

World War One At Home was an ambitious, large-scale project that brought 1400 powerful stories to life - all linked to specific places across the UK - in a way never told before (see map below).

The call for expressions of interest was initially held by AHRC in partnership with the BBC, called ‘Our Place in the First World War’. Watch the video about this call and the impact it aimed to achieve.

The following researchers worked on the World War One at Home project:

 - World War One at Home researchers (279KB PDF)

Select a region on the interactive map to find out stories about that region.