World War One Centenary Special
Roadshow are looking for objects and family stories that vividly tell the impact
of World War One, “The War To End All Wars”, after the conflict ended.
To mark the
one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War, in 2018 Antiques
Roadshow will be recording a special episode looking at how this momentous
conflict shaped the world we live in today. From the physical and mental scars
on those returning from the front line which heralded the advent of plastic
surgery and a new era in psychiatry through to the social changes which
prompted the decline of the class system, the birth of socialism and votes for
women. Our experts are eager to tell this momentous story via your family
experiences and through looking at objects that act as a witness to this remarkable
period in history.
love to hear about any items you have that reflect the changes the First World
War brought about. Perhaps you have the uniform your grandmother wore to work
in a munitions factory, the first time she had ever worked outside the home. Maybe
you have an example of artistic expression that occurred as a reaction to the
cataclysmic impact the world felt post war; a surrealist painting or piece of
poetry crafted in response to conflict. And we’d be keen to hear from you if
there is a family mystery behind the service of one of your relatives that
you’ve been unable to resolve.
is, we’d love to hear from you. Please share your story here for the World War