Tag Archive: WWI

How women emerged from the home during WWI

Until the start of the First World War, domestic service was the largest single area of employment for English women - as far as society was concerned their place was still largely in the home.…
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19 Aug 2014

Turning Gas Pipes into Guns

On 3 December 1962, a sulphur-laden fog brought traffic in London to a standstill and sent hospital admissions skyrocketing throughout the country. London. After years in which coal and coke fires had been the staple…
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12 Aug 2014