The stories of nurses, munitions workers and mothers of soldiers are less well known than tales from the trenches, but they all played a vital role in the First World War and no commemoration is complete without them.
Many of our special places have First World War connections.
Lady Jane of Dunham Massey, Cheshire, nursed wounded soldiers when her home became Stamford Hospital during the war.
Actress Ellen Terry crossed paths with a First World War soldier. A memento of the story is still at Smallhythe, Kent.
Eva White faced danger every day of her working life during the First World War. Read the story of this forgotten heroine.
Lady Alda Hoare of Stourhead, Wiltshire, felt a deep connection to recovering soldiers during the war and visited them at hospital regularly.
Stephanie Hyde Parker of Melford Hall was a débutante turned Red Cross nurse who recorded her experiences.
Incredible stories of resilience and romance unfold at the places we look after every day. Here are a few of our favourites.
The stories of the places we look after bring the past alive for children and adults alike. Whether your kids are studying the Tudors, Victorians or the World Wars, here are the places to visit.