First World War
Charity and Liverpool's Home Front
17 June to October 2016
First World War fundraising © Mary Evans Picture Library
This is the second exhibition in the Museum of Liverpool’s First World War series, with a new special display for 2016, focusing on charity during the War period.
Memories Lost exhibition
20,000 men's lives were lost on the first day of the Somme on 1 July 1916. The details of those killed during the course of the First World War are fairly well documented. The fate of the men who survived, often with terrible injuries or long lasting mental trauma is not so well recorded.
Memories Lost explores the work of some of the charity organisations formed at this time, who gave much needed assistance to the returning soldiers and their families, and also looks at how those charities are still carrying out essential work today.
More than 16,000 articles of part-worn clothing were allocated to prisoners in Britain and Germany. Liverpool’s British Red Cross also sent out several tons of basic food supplies.