FIRST WORLD WAR

Sunday marks 100 years since the end of the First World War. The War created a seismic shift culturally, politically, geographically and technologically – its ramifications are still being felt. The necessity of the War brought with it huge advances in all sectors of engineering.

Over the last 4 years we have been looking at how engineering and the War impacted each other. Engineers at War: from Home Front to Battlefront tells this story, looking at everything from how the railway transported guns to how aviation developed. Guest articles cover life in the trenches and surgical reconstruction, among other topics. After the War the lives of working women opened up – learn about the formation of the Women’s Engineering Society and how engineering institutions reacted to women’s new ambitions in our final  exhibition feature.

Our Honour Roll has told the human stories – in remembrance of those members and staff who died in the conflict. Our timeline gives an overview of major events of the conflict.

As we come to the end of this period of commemoration, we take a moment to remember all those lives lost and impacted. We say thank you, may you rest in peace.

Archives, Institution of Mechanical Engineering

 

 

 

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