First World War

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The classroom resources in this pack are drawn from the extensive First World War collections held at the History Centre. These include letters, photos, diaries and sketchbooks, as welll as official records including hospital admissions of injured soldiers. The pack also contains a series of information sheets. Together they show what life was like on the Home Front in Wiltshire and Swindon as well as providing an insight into the experiences of those who served on the Battle Front.

Information sheets include:

  • rationing
  • evacuees
  • enlistment and conscription
  • experiences at the front
  • role of women
  • children's role in the war
  • commemoration

Sources in the pack includ:

  • photographs
  • newspaper accounts
  • letters
  • diaries
  • sketches
  • school log books
  • military tribunal accounts

£35.00 +VAT

For further information or to order your pack please contact Ruth Butler, Education Officer on 01249 705529 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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