“People were fascinated, these were stories they did not know anything about.”
Film Organisation, England, North East, First World War Centenary Partnership Evaluation Qualitative Research 2019, Sphere Insights
Armistice 100 Days, delivered in partnership with the not-for-profit organisation 26, ran from 5 August to 12 November 2018. One story was shared online every day from 5th August, culminating with the hundredth on 12th November. These reflected the breadth of lives impacted by the conflict, from a child on the British home front to an Australian Aboriginal soldier and a military nurse on the Eastern Front.
The project engaged 100 volunteer authors to each write 100 words, about 100 individuals who experienced the First World War. Their research and writing was supported by 100 members of the First World War Centenary Partnership across the world, including the Staffordshire Regiment Museum, Public Record Office Northern Ireland (PRONI) Belfast and Te Papa Tongarewa-The National Musueum of New Zealand.
Armistice 100 Days encouraged members of the Centenary Partnership and the public to engage with diverse stories of the First World War, and to find out more about organisations which commemorated the centenary. The digital campaign #Armistice100Days brought these stories to new audiences, giving them a unique platform, and reinvigorated public interest in commemorations in advance of the centenary of Armistice.