DAY 100
Faye
Sharpe

The Unknown Warrior

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About the Project

The 100 DAYS project is a partnership between IWM and 26, exploring the lives of 100 individuals who experienced the First World War, and 100 organisations which have commemorated the centenary.

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  • The final #centena we are reflecting on is by Sally Harper @sch204 who invites the reader to see daily life of the home front during . A testament to the people who despite fears and worries carried on as best they could. Read it here: ow.ly/19MB30mE49n #Remembering100Days

  • Martin Lee @ml42 chose to honour Marjorie Cornell in his #centena and reflect on how the loss of her four brothers in #FWW changed her and how she led her life. Read it here: ow.ly/qtiJ30mE3jr #Remembering100Days

  • Despite his literary genius, Arthur Conan Doyle is remembered by some as a man taken in by spiritualism and fairy tales. Henrietta McKervey's #centena looks into one of the possible reasons behind this change, the loss of his son: ow.ly/SP0L30mE2PS #Remembering100Days

  • Jill Hopper recounts the anguish of a mother and the poignancy of small mementos in her #centena ‘Dead Man’s Pennies’, a powerful story of loss felt even a century later. Read it here: ow.ly/5lZo30mE2mo #Remembering100Days

  • The impact of #FWW was felt most in the homes of those who left to go to war. Today we look back on #centenas that focussed on the experience of families and loved ones. #Remembering100Days @26Characters

  • David and Jordan Bickerton chose to write about Charles ‘Cheers’ Wakefield in their #centena. He was Lord Mayor of London and opened Mansion House as a recruiting station appealing for men to enlist. Read ‘The Lost Boys of London’ here: ow.ly/sRog30mDZfo #Remembering100Days

  • Lucy Beevor’s #centena looks at a very obscure aspect of #FWW , the collection and use of Sphagnum, a moss used in medicine, and one woman who organised the supply of it. Read ‘Botanical’ here: ow.ly/Hbb130mDYV5 #Remembering100Days