Leicester researchers selected to take part in ground-breaking BBC First World War Project

Posted by uatemp13 at Oct 16, 2013 03:55 PM |
Two of our researchers will join ‘World War One at Home’ project

We have been selected to participate in a national BBC project will tell the story of World War One as it has never been before—through more than a thousand accounts of ordinary people who found their lives transformed by it.

1400 stories, coming from the homes, factories, schools and theatres of wartime Britain, are planned to be broadcast on local radio and regional television in BBC English Regions and on television and radio in BBC Wales, BBC Scotland and BBC Northern Ireland.

In order to make this happen, researchers have been tasked with sourcing, selecting and showcasing the stories. After a successful pilot project in the BBC West region, Dr Sally Horrocks, Lecturer in Modern British History from the School of History, and Colin Hyde, from the East Midlands Oral History Archive at the Centre for Urban History, have been selected as researchers for the next phase of the project.

They will also advise on the war’s impact on British regions, highlighting links with broader national and international events and themes.