The Armed Forces
By the end of WW1 more than a million British and Empire Forces were among the dead and a further 1.25 million were injured, a fifth of them disabled for life.
Four million soldiers returned home to find a shortage of housing and jobs, and a struggling economy. Despite this they brought the same resolve to peace that they had shown in war, helping to rebuild Britain.
Shell shock: The mental health crisis of WW1
We use many colloquial phrases in Britain today, but have you ever wondered where they come from? The phrase shell shock is a good example, understood in general terms to describe a state of severe disbelief or surprise. It’s one of many phrases that dates back to the First World War.Read more