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Hillingdon During the First World War: Exhibition

This free exhibition was on display in the Atrium of Uxbridge Library during November 2018.

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Although many stories from the First World War came from the trenches in France, the impact of war also had a major effect on those living in Britain. 

As well as a perceived threat of invasion, air raids were experienced for the first time on British soil.

Everybody was expected to 'do their bit'. As millions of men joined the fighting forces, women were encouraged to enter the workplace, offering an opportunity for social and economic freedom.

Newspapers were flooded with stories of German atrocities, the plight of Belgian refugees and accounts of local heroes, to encourage the civilian population to keep supporting the war and manage morale.

Using original objects, archives and photographs, from the our archive an exhibition on the effects of the First World War in Hillingdon will open on Monday 5 November at Uxbridge Library.

There will also be an opportunity for residents and visitors to add a message of remembrance on a 'Poppy Panel'.

This exhibition coincides with remembrance events marking Armistice Day taking place across the borough.


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