The true cost of war is paid by the people and this has never been more evident than in World War 1. It’s estimated that WW1 resulted in the death of anywhere between 0.8% and 3.6% of the entire world population. But the impact wasn’t only felt on the frontline and the conflict affected people in all walks of life.
Over the course of the war the number of women employed in Britain increased by 2 million.
700,000 women took jobs in factories making weapons.
Only 2 per cent of men who appealed against their conscription to the armed forces did so for moral or religious reasons.