World War One
One hundred years on, we are all connected to the World War One, either through our own family history, the heritage of our local communities or because of its long-term impact on society and the world we live in today.
The Pathfinders and individual Scran records within the categories below can support creative learning and enable people to discover more about life during the War. For example National Memories - Local Stories
For many young soldiers, like Jack Carmichael, being sent to War would be their first experience away from home. Letter-writing would help to maintain contact with home and often relieve the boredom of long periods of inaction which soldiers experienced at the Front. Homesickness would have been an issue for many of them. They would have missed their family, their friends and way of life. Letters, photographs and parcels sent out to them from home, alongside very occasional periods of leave would have gone some way to alleviate this. Soldiers would also have been acutely aware that their families would be concerned for their safety, when so many of their contemporaries were being killed in action.
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