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First World War Centenary: Home Front Legacy

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War (WW1, WWI or World War One), Historic England needs your help:

  • Rothbury, Northumberland, the distinctive earthwork lines of practice trenches that remain visible on the heather clad moorland.

    What We Already Know

    What our research has found about the impact the First World War had on the home front.

  • Black and white image of Swan and Edgar department store, Piccadilly, London, September 1914, with a patriotic banner saying

    Help Research the Home Front

    Help us to research and record the story of the First World War across the length and breadth of England.

  • Statues of five guardsmen on the Guards Memorial by Horse Guards Parade, Westminster. It was unveiled in 1926 and commemorates the 14,000 Guardsmen who died in the First World War.

    Help Look After War Memorials

    Research, record, protect and look after the war memorials you care about.

  • Men and women at work on the trigger guard machines

    First World War Experts

    Meet the experts who contributed to Historic England's project to record the legacy of the First World War on England's home front.