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The Great War: The Home Front

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Those left at home were reminded that there was still Work of National Importance to be done, which included everything from raising funds for the war effort and buying war bonds, to farming, and the taking over of jobs left by the men who had gone to fight. Many women would work in the dangerous munitions factories, where the risk of explosion and infection from chemicals was high. People in reserved occupations such as miners and ship builders where encouraged to work even harder, as they literally fuelled the war effort.

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram

Arthur Foley Winnington-Ingram

Bishop of London
Sitter associated with 53 portraits
Sir Fredric Wise

Sir Fredric Wise

Economist and Conservative politician; MP for Ilford
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

Sir Francis Edward Younghusband

Soldier, explorer and mystic
Sitter in 8 portraits
Eleanora Anna French (née Selby-Lowndes), Countess of Ypres

Eleanora Anna French (née Selby-Lowndes), Countess of Ypres

died 1941
War-worker and president of the Queen Alexandra’s Field Force Fund; wife of 1st Earl of Ypres
Sitter in 5 portraits


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