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'Ice crime' in Carlisle

An audio account of the breakdown in public order attributed to unsupervised young people frequenting ice cream parlours in Carlisle, and the response which included opening youth clubs. It is noted that employment of women in nearby munitions…

'The Biggest Bluff in the War...a Triumph of Organisation': the Evacuation of Gallipoli

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Photographs and descriptive commentary on various stages of the evacuation of Gallipoli, including a reference to the 'Lancashire Landing'. Considerable emphasis on the lack of casualties, which is in stark, yet unremarked, contrast to the huge loss…

At Parades: Lord Kitchener at Liverpool and Manchester

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Three photographs and accompanying text, which includes a reference to dock strikes in Liverpool

British and French prisoners of the Turks: our groups named

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Photographs of Prisoners of War, reproduced from a Turkish newspaper, with identifying names and regiments. Includes three members of Lancashire regiments, as well as some naval personnel. Note that the men all seem to be wearing civilian clothes…

Carlisle Women Munitions Workers Football Team, 1917

The photograph shows women dressed as munitions workers, posing with a football that has been inscribed with 'EAST CUMB WMW 1917'. Two of the women wear the triangular 'On War Service' badges that were issued to munitions workers.
The implication…

Cleator Moor, Cumbria: fighting for women's rights

Audio discussion of a photograph (provided) of striking women workers meeting with Mary MacArthur of the National Federation of Women Workers. The women are wearing union membership badges. Their jobs related to making linen thread for khaki uniforms…

Engine cleaners (?) at Upperby Depot, Carlisle

Photograph which possibly shows women engine-cleaners, who would have been drafted in to undertake this work during World War One.

King's Own Royal Regiment Museum, Lancaster

This website relates to the museum of the King's Own Royal Regiment, which is housed in the City Museum in Lancaster. It is linked to a number of other website relating to World War One, including 'Remember', written and developed by Steve Irwin for…

Kitchener at Work: the famous Field Marshal at his desk in the War Office

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This work is notable as a drawing rather than a photograph - it is stated that 'special permission' was given to create the image. This may mean that it would have been impossible to create a photograph which both looked authentic and also did not…

Potato riots in Maryport

An audio account of the Maryport Potato Riots of 1917, which contributed to the introduction of rationing in 1918.