Home Front


The Home Front refers to the impact of the war on the countries fighting it and their civilian populations.


The war caused significant political and social changes in Britain.


Britain emerged thoroughly changed by war. Hundreds of thousands of young men were killed, leaving nowhere untouched by loss. Many who survived returned physically or psychologically scarred.

Women's place in society had been altered dramatically by the war. They had picked up the jobs left empty by the men, working in factories, on farms or in supporting roles for the armed forces.