Buy Your Copy of War Widows’ Stories Vol. 1

You can now purchase your own bound hardcopy of you the first fourteen War Widows' Stories Interviews, thanks to Liverpool John Moores University. Simply head to the LJMU Online Shop, where you can order your copy for £12.90. We do not make a profit from this, and the price exactly covers our production and postage [...]

The First Fourteen Interviews

Now that our first fourteen interviews are available to read and listen to online and to order in print, we wanted to give you an idea of what each of these stories covers. Below, you can find a summary of each interview. Many of them are richly illustrated with photographs and images of letters, telegram, [...]

Listen to War Widows’ Stories

We are excited to announce that the first fourteen War Widows' Stories interviews are now freely available on our website. Our interviews tell the life stories of war widows and their children. They are intended to raise awareness of war widows' lives and to dispel the myths and stereotypes that currently define war widows' identities [...]

Join Us! War Widows’ Stories Launch Event

It was almost a year ago that we launched War Widows' Stories live on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour with the aim to start recording and raising awareness of war widows' lives and experiences in Britain. With the help of the War Widows' Association of Great Britain, the Heritage Lottery Fund, and Liverpool John Moores University, since [...]

What We Do

Every year, we celebrate and commemorate the lives and sacrifices of those who have fought and fallen in service for their country. Still, we know little about the lives and experiences of the wives and families that service personnel and veterans leave behind. They are not commemorated as heroes. We do not talk about their [...]

What You Can Find on This Website

At the moment, this website will keep you up to date with news about the project. You can also learn about the history of war widowhood in Britain on our History pages. In our Library you can find out about novels, poetry, art, and newspaper articles that feature war widows. Once we have trained our volunteers in oral [...]