British Library exhibition: 'Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour'

Posted on on 03 July 2014
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The British Library has developed an exhibition which explores how people in Britain coped with life during the First World War, from moments of patriotic fervour to periods of anxious inactivity, shock and despair.

It will run until the 12th October 2014.

Through posters, poetry, books and pamphlets from the period, the exhibition considers how attempts to boost morale on both the frontline and Home Front were made, as well as presenting individual responses to the conflict.

These responses include letters penned by Indian soldiers on the Western Front, schoolboys' descriptions of Zeppelin raids over London and examples of the dark humour expressed in trench journals.

The exhibition also showcases the Library's work for European 1914-1918, a pan-European project which is documenting items from across the continent relating to the First World War.

Source: The British Library

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News