Tuesday, 29 July 2008

A core collection within the First World War Poetry Digital Archive will be the contextual items (audio, photographs and film) digitised from the Imperial War Museum. These items will serve t place the poetry of the first world war within a historical and social context, widening the site's appear to an array of other subjects (History, Media Studies, Women's Studies, Local History and much more). One focus within this collection is that of "Women in War" and the part they played at home and abroad. The photograph pictured here is of a woman war worker fixing nose clips on to gas masks at a factory in Bermondsey, London.