Kids in the Past

Ambulance Trains in 1916 (Edward’s Diary)

Edward experiences the wounded returning from the Front Line, coming back on ambulance trains.  He talks to Sid about seeing injured tommies in the city.

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World War 1 Propaganda (Edward’s Diary)

People are desperate for news about the war – but not every report can be trusted. Government needs more and more men to join up and Edward notices an increase in the use of propaganda to encourage men to join up.

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Homes and Schools become Military Hospitals in 1916 (Edward’s Diary)

Edward talks with Mother about how many homes and schools have become military hospitals – even his rich grandmother has agreed to take in the wounded.

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Recruitment and Conscription in World War 1 (Edward’s Diary)

How was society changing in 1916? (Edward’s Diary)

Edward and Sid talk about how things have changed – anything with a German name is treated with suspicion, there are many new laws and women increasingly are filling the roles left by the men.

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An Update On The War in 1916 (Edward’s Diary)

London 1916 and the war shows no sign of ending – the Battle of The Somme has shocked the nation, Londoners are experiencing changes and Edward’s father may be in the thick of it…

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Christmas in 1914 during WWI (Edward’s Diary)

It’s Christmas time and Edward and Sidney are excited about the parcels they are sending to their menfolk in France. The shops are busy as Londoners enjoy getting in the Christmas spirit. Edward and his mother decorate the house and talk about th…

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Letters From The Front (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward talks about the sorts of things he and his friends write in the letters to their family members in the services, and what is in the letters they get back. Food is often a popular topic! Things continue to change for Edward, with …

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What was censored during the war? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward talks about the different ways people communicate with soliders on the front and how they write back – field service postcards, honour envelopes and letters – but do any of them tell the whole story? With mother now w…

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How did people communicate during the First World War? (Edward’s Diary)

In this episode Edward talks about the different ways people communicated in 1914. With rumours abounding, news clips at the cinematograph, and newspapers are becoming more popular, and letters and postcads vital as a way for soldiers at War and their …

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