At the heart of Lives of the First World War are the life stories of more than 7.5 million individuals. These people did not live, work and die alone; they shared experiences before, during and after the war. They may have been part of a battalion or unit, part of a family, a worker at a factory, a player on a football team or one of those commemorated on a village memorial.

Communities are a way to bring together the Life Stories of individuals connected to each other, and you can create and populate your own communities by grouping together the Life Stories you’re interested in. Communities are a special feature, permanently visible to everyone on the site, and Friends of Lives of the First World War can also create and manage their own Communities.

You’ll find your own Communities on your dashboard.

You can also discover other Communities when searching the site - results for Communities appear alongside your results for Life Stories.




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