First World War home front legacy project
The First World War was the first total war and at the end of four years of fighting all sections of society were drawn into the conflict. In parallel to the mobilisation of the population for war, the English countryside and buildings in our villages, towns and cities were enlisted to contribute to the war effort.
During the Centennial period Historic England worked with the Council for British Archaeology on the Home Front Legacy project to support volunteers to record the legacy of the war in their areas. Early air photographs from the Britain from Above collection provided unexplored views of England shortly after the end of the war.
You can explore records of First World War remains resulting from the project.