Children pay their weekly contributions into their War Savings Association in London, 1916. They have already contributed £482.
With many workers called to serve overseas, children stepped in to support at home. Trench mortar shells made at a training school by boys.
A group of French children being taught English by a wounded soldier from the Sportsmen’s Battalion, Royal Fusiliers in 1914.
Students at an English school work on their latest drawing subject, a potted plant.
Children were also victims of the war. This ward in the Kitchener Heritage housed children who suffered from air raid shock.
Queen Mary’s visit to the munitions works and hostels in Coventry in 1917 were a cause for celebration for these children.
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The First World War was a turning point in world history. It claimed the lives of over 16 million people across the globe and had an impact on the lives of everyone.
This year, visit From Street to Trench: A World War that Shaped a Region, a major new exhibition opening in April at IWM North and our groundbreaking new First World War Galleries at IWM London from July. Help us to reveal 8 million life stories in our innovative digital platform Lives of the First World War.
Learn about the First World War through the voices, photographs, letters and mementoes of those who were there. Explore history online, listen to our Voices of the First World War podcast series, discover the Whose Remembrance? project about colonial troops and check out our learning resources.
IWM is leading the First World War Centenary Partnership and Programme. Find out more about participating in the global commemorations at 1914.org.