Fifty Lives of the First World War Tells Local Peoples Stories

Fifty Lives of the First World War Tells Local Peoples Stories
Fifty Lives of the Tells Local Peoples Stories

Fifty Lives of the is a new book that has been published telling local peoples stories of the First World War.

The book has been created as a result of a four-year-long project involving volunteers and East Riding Archives. 

Back in 2014, a volunteer project was set up to tell the previously untold personal stories. These were stories of their experiences involved in the .

Set up on 4 August, the date was chosen as it was exactly 100 years after the outbreak of the war. This was, of course, a war which claimed so many lives. It also impacted many more of those who were lucky enough to return.

Based in at the East Riding Archives at the , volunteers tracked down information on Lives. Once research they wrote a short pen portrait for each person.

Fifty Lives of the First World War Tells Local Peoples Stories
Comments from one of the contributors to the book

The project also used hundreds of photographs of local . These were images of soldiers, sailors and civilians. Images that were used were published in the between 1915 and 1920.

Those behind the project say its aim was to bring to life the stories of these East Riding people.

Volunteers Choose Stories For Fifty Lives of the First World War Book

For the past four years, these works have been displayed in the in an exhibition that changed each week. 

While the research is now available to be viewed within the Archives, a book has been produced to celebrate the conclusion of the project.

Content featured in the book has been selected by the volunteers who worked on the project. They were each asked to put forward their favourite lives and stories they had researched.

 Fifty Lives of the First World War brings to life the stories of people from the East Riding. It is available to purchase at the and is priced just £4.50. 

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