History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

24 March, 2012

Children on the Home Front

Photographs of children at home in England during World War One. From the Imperial War Museum.

Girl guides play a game with the children of soldiers. Source

Children feed chickens. Source

Boys draw a plant in a class at school. Source

A girl feeding ducks. Source

Children make clothing at school. Source

A girl feed Neddy the donkey. Source

Cuddles for Neddy. Source

Boy Scouts working on vegetable allotments. Source

A boy milks a cow. Source

Boy Scouts give out chocolate and cigarettes to departing American soldiers. Source

A Girl Guide participates in an exercise in flag communications. Source

A young child looks at a photograph of a soldier at an exhibition of war photography in London. Source

Belgian boys being educated in Oxford by Belgian teachers. Source

A girl drives cows into a farmyard for milking. Source

Children feeding chickens. Source

A little girl feeds rabbits (who seem close to escaping!). Source

Children pay their weekly contributions to the War Savings Association. Source

Girls posing with the cabbages they've grown for school. Source

Students at an exhibition of Australian war photographs in Leeds. Source

Girls stoke a fire in an allotment on the school grounds. Source

Girls tend to a vegetable garden. Source

Boys climb on captured German artillery pieces on display in London. Source

Girls work on an allotment at school. Source

Girls harvest marrows from the school vegetable garden. Source

Little girls run and play. Source

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