May 1, 2022
How are embroidery, and the women who do it, portrayed in the years after the First World War?
This month Jessica takes us on a tour of post-war embroidery in Tracy Chevalier's A Single Thread and Dorothy Whipple's High Wages. Along the way we discuss surplus women, the varying perceptions of embroidery as skilled work,...
Apr 1, 2022
What did it take to be a good junior officer in the First World War?
This month, Chris, Angus and Jessica speak to Charles Fair about the development of junior officer training in the war. Along the way we discuss the significance of the Territorial Force, which schools had officer training corps and the definition of...
Mar 3, 2022
Feb 1, 2022
How is the First World War represented in British comics?
In 1979 the Battle launched a new strip, Charley's War. The story followed boy soldier Charley Bourne, who fought his way through the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and ended up in Russia in 1919. Written by Pat Mills, it was inspired by the film Oh! What a lovely...
Jan 1, 2022