Hidden Home Front: Heartbreak and hardship of World War I widows - Episode 7

By the end of the first world war more than 200,000 widows and a third of a million children were receiving pensions. But tens of thousands of families got nothing.

Historian Janis Lomas of the University of Worcester reveals the often heart-breaking stories of these women and the seemingly callous response of governments which were frequently overwhelmed by the consequences of modern warfare.

Keywords: War widows, Hidden Home Front, First World War, Worcester, Women, Pensions, Children, Maggie Andrews

In Women, Worcestershire, World War 1,

Presented by:

Janis Lomas, University of Worcester

Directed by:

Sean Griffiths - ICE Productions


Actors: Tim Bentinck, Sean Connolly, Debbie McAndrew, Marc Silk and Charlotte Martin

Thanks to:

Professor Maggie Andrews, Series Editor

Recorded By:

Studio Audio Recording: Andy Partington

Images Kindly Supplied by:

Imperial War Museum, IWM Film, War Widows' Association of Great Britain, Wikimedia Commons

Special Thanks to:

Locations: National Memorial Arboretum, Gheluvelt Park, Worcester, Worcester Cathedral, University of Worcester In Association with: Voices of War and Peace and University of Worcester

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