Talk: Life on the Home Front in 1915

Posted on: 6th April 2015

Ealing Men at War“This is the war to end all wars” one of the many epithets descriptions to describe World War 1, the first truly global conflict encompassing countries and empires from all over the globe.  

The effect of the war on the whole of Great Britain and its empire was immense, the whole country needed to support and win the war.

How the war affected life on the home front in everyday towns such as Ealing, this lecture looks at the many practical issues including:

  • The issue of conscription, the concerns and how men were persuaded to join-up.
  • Services provided for soldiers and their families.
  • Fundraising for support services.
  • How health care was organised and funded.
  • Anti-German riots in Acton.

Dr Jonathan OatesPresented by Ealing Libraries Historian and author Dr Jonathan Oates – writer of many local history books such as “Foul Deeds and Suspicious Deaths in Ealing” and “Tracing Your London Ancestors”- this fascinating talk is the latest in a series commemorating the centenary of the First World War organised by Ealing Libraries looks at the impact of WW1 on our local area and community. 

Join us at Ealing Central Library on the evening of Thursday 16th April for an engaging thoughtful talk and learn something new about an important part of our history.  

Further information regarding how the Local History Centre can help you with your local or family tree research, listings of local history books available to buy and planned future talks can be found on their information page.