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World War One At Home – the final local stories from a global conflict to be broadcast on BBC local radio stations from Saturday June 25

Posted  22 June 2016 in News  
By Liz Robertson
BBC World War One at Home

BBC local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands will launch the final collection of stories from the landmark project World War One at Home, run in partnership with Imperial War Museums.

Over the past two years around 1400 powerful stories about people and places on the home front of Britain and Ireland during World War One have been broadcast and all are linked to specific places across the country. The final stories will be broadcast from Saturday June 25th.

The project has uncovered surprising stories about familiar neighbourhoods where soldiers trained, the wounded were treated, women worked in factories, crucial front line supplies were produced, major scientific breakthroughs were made, prisoners of war were held and where heroes and heroines are buried.

All BBC Local Radio stations across England will broadcast the five final World War One At Home stories from June 25th to June 29th.

These include the story of Peacehaven, Sussex, the only town in the UK to be named after peace and the Cullercoats Coastal Radio station in North Shields, which intercepted radio messages sent to and from German ships and U-boats and passed them to Admiralty Headquarters in London.

All the final World War One At Home stories, and many more, will then be available online on a dedicated website at www.bbc.co.uk/ww1.

Find out more at the BBC World War One at Home site.

 

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