BBC locals to complete World War One project
BBC local radio stations across England and the Channel Islands will launch the final collection of stories from the World War One at Home project.
Over the past two years, around 1,400 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 25 June, run in partnership with Imperial War Museums.
David Holdsworth, Controller of BBC English Regions, says: “World War One at Home has been an enormously ambitious project that has really engaged our audiences on BBC Local Radio over the last two years. These final broadcasts will put the spotlight on people and places around the country that had a significant role to play during the conflict. And the dedicated BBC website that features all of the stories will provide a valuable digital legacy for years to come.”
Diane Lees, Director-General of IWM, says: “The World War One at Home project has inspired countless people across the UK to engage with and uncover stories about the impact of the First World War from their own communities. It has been a fantastic partnership project between the BBC and IWM and one that has shed further light on those who lived, died and survived during the First World War, and the way in which we want to remember them now.”
All BBC Local Radio stations across England will broadcast five World War One At Home stories from 25 June to 29 June. All the final World War One at Home stories and many more will then be available online on a dedicated website at bbc.co.uk/ww1