With Germany blockaded by the Allies, hardship and shortages took their toll on the home front.
2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1. Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, leading within days to further declarations amongst the major European powers. So began a conflict that would claim over 16 million lives and set the global agenda for the 20th century.
This series featuring stills and video found in the Hulton Archive will reflect on the impact both at home and in the field.
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Explore British home front on InFocus by Getty Images
View Peter Macdiarmid's WW1 now and then composites in The First World War Remembered
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