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First World War stories from the Wakefield District

Stories of local people who served their country in WWI

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First World War soldiers from the East Yorkshire Regiment

Humber Regiments on the Western Front

Different experiences of soldiers in the First World War

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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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Working Women of the First World War

Working Women of the First World War

New job opportunities for women of the Humber in WW1

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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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Farm workers during the First World War in the East Riding of Yorkshire at harvest time

Agriculture During Wartime in the Humber

Who worked the land during the First World War?

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Zeppelin Raids in the Humber During WW1

Zeppelin Raids in the Humber During WW1

The effects of airship attacks on people of the Humber

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Recruits to the Hull Commercials (10th battalion, East Yorkshire regiment) in training

Training Men to be Soldiers in the First World War

Explore what life was like for new recruits from East Yorkshire

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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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Losing a Loved One in WW1

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

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Life in WW1 Country House Hospitals

Life in WW1 Country House Hospitals

Temporary wartime hospitals created during 1914-1918

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Female Munitions Workers in WW1

Female Munitions Workers in WW1

Thousands of British women took on dangerous jobs in wartime factories

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WW1 Prisoners of War from Lancashire Regiments

Parcels sent to British POWs in Germany

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WW1 Food Shortages and Rationing

The Women's Land Army - feeding the Home Front!

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