George Hatch, here photographed in 1940, was a Company Registrar working in London during the war. He also volunteered on a searchlight station for the Civil Defence. Four of his letters appear in the book. It is great to find a photograph of him at last. Thanks to Professor David Hatch for sending me this image.
This little comic strip style page has been reproduced from a 1917 magazine.
This rather embarrassed looking girl is wearing a very odd creation photographed for the Central News Photo Service, New York, in August 1918:
“Our photo shows one of the latest freak fashions that has made its appearance in the “Zeppelin Hat” designed by Maison Lewis, London. It can certainly claim to be topical. It is the opinion amongst millinery critics that it will not become very popular in the United States.”
This photograph was offered for sale on eBay by Historic Images.
“The War in the Air” was a prophetic novel written by H G Wells in 1907. It predicted both the use of the aircraft for the purpose of warfare and the coming of World War I.
The full novel may be read or downloaded here: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/780
How did WWI affect the lives of people back in Britain? What does ‘Total War’ mean? What was it like to be attacked by a Zeppelin?