Beyond the battlefields the Home Front in World War I in Germany - Photographs taken by Käthe Buchler

A new exhibition of haunting, yet beautiful images portrays the Home Front in the German town of Braunschweig during World War I.

These black and white photographs are the work of Käthe Buchler (1876-1930) a gifted amateur who lived in the town where she photographed the wounded convalescing in Braunschweig and the men, women and children whose lives were affected by the demands of the Home Front. Her work offers "‘a fascinating’ window on the pre-occupations of ordinary Germans living and working hundreds of miles away from the fighting". The collection is now part of the Museum Für Photographie in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany.

KEYWORDS: World War I, Home Front, Germany, Women

In World War 1,

Thanks to:

Dr Nicola Gauld, Voices of War and Peace, First World War Engagement Centre, University of Birmingham, The Library of Birmingham

Images Kindly Supplied by:

Estate of Käthe Buchler, Museum Für Photographie in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony, Germany, Deposit Stadtarchive, Braunschweig

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History West Midlands