About the blog
Hundreds of thousands of Londoners fought in the Great War, many thousands died. Millions more lived through the war in Britain’s capital city.
This blog shines a light on the war experiences of the city as a whole, communities and areas in it, and individual people and families.
It highlights events big and small, people ordinary or famous, interesting facts about the war, memorials and other places you can visit.
I’m Stuart. I have a doctorate from Oxford on the impact of the First World War on the home front. I’ve appeared on TV and radio discussing the Great War (Sky News, and BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed). I worked as a curator at the National Army Museum from 2004-7, including working on their ‘Somme’ and ‘Helmand’ exhibitions.
You can contact me at greatwarlondon [at] gmail.com
There may be a slight central/southeast/east London bias to the blog at first, because those are the areas I know the best. Please let me know if I’m missing any great stories from other areas.