BBC consult UWE Bristol lecturers for interactive World War One Ebook

Issue date: 03 November 2015

UWE Bristol Associate Professors, Charles Booth (Business School) and Kent Fedorowich (History) have acted as consulting editors on the BBC's free, interactive World War One Ebook, which was released on 30 October 2015, ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

Using original journalism, digital technology and archival film, sound, images and documents from Imperial War Museums (IWM), the 'World War One at Home' Ebook contains hundreds of stories about the home front during the first world war, reflecting the lives of the many people caught up in the conflict, and the many communities from which they came.

Building on the 'World War One at Home' project, which ran in partnership with IWM across all 39 of the BBC's local radio stations last year, the WW1 At Home interactive Ebook compiles the very best features made by local BBC journalists who worked closely with IWM and academics funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council(AHRC), as well as many museums, individuals and groups around the country.

Both Charles Booth and Kent Fedorowich have been involved in the project since its inception. The UWE Bristol duo acted as historical consultants for BBC West in the pilot programme, and later for the BBC Southwest region, provided general historical information across the BBC Nations (Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) ahead of local academic appointments, as well as acting as national consultants for the project as a whole in its latter stages.

Charles says, "We are delighted to be associated with this Ebook, one of the most exciting outcomes of the BBC's highly-regarded 'World War One at Home' project. It is packed with interesting and illuminating stories about the nation's experience of the war on the home front, and contains some wonderful pictures, films and recordings. It may be of particular interest to young people wanting to find out more about the war away from the battlefields, or for anyone with an interest in this global conflict, which changed our society, our country and our world."

For more information, or to explore this amazing project further, please visit the World War One at Home website. To download the book itself - compatible for use on iOS, Android and Kindle Fire tablets - and discover more about the home front of Britain and Ireland, please visit

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