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
Janis Lomas, University of Worcester
Sean Griffiths - ICE Productions
Actors: Tim Bentinck, Sean Connolly, Debbie McAndrew, Marc Silk and Charlotte Martin
Professor Maggie Andrews, Series Editor
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