After the war

What did the soldiers do when they got back home?

We tend to think of soldiers who came back from the war as victims.  Historian Martin Purdy disagrees.  The experiences they had been through made them want to improve the world, setting up the health service, building democratic rights and much more.

Martin Purdy talks about how the returning soldiers were inspired to change their world for the better.

Martin talks further about what it was like for young men enlisting for the war here.

Turkish children after the war

Recent research has shown up a sad outcome – the effect on the next generation of Turkish children growing up in communities without fathers, uncles and brothers.  Children had to step into their shoes, labouring in the fields, forgoing education and suffering from deprivation and even malnutrition.  Listen to a short radio broadcast about this here.