Journey back to the Home Front with new online resource

Image of a screenshot of Great Wharton, a fictional First World War town

A view of Great Wharton, a fictional First World War town

Following a year in development, The National Archives launches its exciting new online platform, Great Wharton.

The fully-responsive resource brings together the more quirky and unusual side of the British Home Front in the First World War, discoverable from a bird’s-eye perspective of the fictional town of Great Wharton.

With cases taken directly from our records – including an ‘egg train’, ginger beer strike and school pupils making munitions – take a journey through the town and delve into the lesser-known stories of the Home Front in this resource launched as part of our First World War 100 programme.

Start your journey to Great Wharton:

The team behind Great Wharton will also be discussing the project at Voices of the Home Fronts, Friday 9 September.

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