Dreaming of the end of the First World War - Episode 3

Dreaming of the end of the First World War - Episode 3

Many of the billions of letters flowing backwards and forwards across the Channel between the trenches and the Home Front reveal hopes and dreams of life after the war's end.

​These are the voices of ordinary men and women from Worcestershire and the surrounding counties.

​In the last of her series of three programmes University of Worcester historian, Hayley Carter reveals their aspirations.


  • Extracts from Dispatches Worcestershire Archive and Archaeological Society.
  • Imperial War Museum Archive.
  • The Dillen. Memories of a man of Stratford Upon Avon. Oxford University Press.
  • The Trustees of the Mercian Regimental Museum (Worcestershire).
  • British Newspaper archive. 
  • Evesham Journal Archive. 

Keywords: World War 1, Worcestershire, Women


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