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Scheduled Occupations During the First World War

Explore how some Humber men were exempted from conscription

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Selection of WW1 autograph books from the York & Lancaster Regiment

First World War Friendship Book

Wartime messages by soldiers of the York and Lancaster Regiment

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Songs of the First World War

Explore two WW1 songs with very different themes and sentiments

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Group photograph of the Leeds Pals

Remembering the Leeds Pals Battalions

The Leeds Pals in the First World War

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Two 1914-1918 War Poets

Two 1914-1918 War Poets

Comparing the poetry of Rupert Brooke and Ferenc Békássy

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The East Riding Yeomanry in the First World War

The East Riding Yeomanry in the First World War

A soldier's experiences of wartime in the Middle East

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Children Raising Funds During Wartime

How young people contributed to the First World War effort

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Minesweeping During the First World War

Minesweeping During the First World War

How trawlermen of the Humber supported the Mine Clearance Service

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Wilson Line ship the SS Eskimo

Merchant Shipping During WW1

Hull merchant seamen's experiences of the First World War

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WW1 Prisoners of War from Lancashire Regiments

Parcels sent to British POWs in Germany

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First World War cigarette card propaganda

First World War Propaganda in the Humber

Techniques used to encourage men and women to volunteer for service

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How the First World War affected families

How the First World War affected families

The aftermath of the war for soldiers’ loved ones

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Christmas Gifts for WW1 Troops

Christmas Gifts for WW1 Troops

A wartime charity helped soldiers celebrate Christmas in the trenches

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Losing a Loved One in WW1

How did relatives get news of a soldier’s death?

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Alfie Knight's Letter to Lord Kitchener

Alfie Knight's Letter to Lord Kitchener

Nine year old Dublin boy responds to WWI recruitment drive

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Sending Eggs to Wounded Soldiers

How the National Egg Collection Scheme helped WW1 soldiers in hospital

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Surviving Shell Shock in the First World War

George Burnett's story leads into an overview of shell shock in WW1

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Hyman Rutstein of the Jewish Battalion

Hyman Rutstein of the Jewish Battalion

Tefillin that helped WW1 soldier maintain his faith in the trenches

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