WW1 banner

Parliamentarians and staff in the War

Women in Parliament during the First and Second World Wars

Women in Parliament during WW2

Find out how a shortage of men gave women unexpected opportunities to work in Parliament during the First and Second World Wars with this video lecture.

Mackennal's Parliamentary War Memorial

Bertram Mackennal's Parliamentary War Memorial

Discover the fascinating but little-known history of Bertram Mackennal's Parliamentary War Memorial.

Parliamentarians in WW1

Painting of the Parliamenatarians debating in the House of Commons chamber during WW1

Who were the key decision makers that guided Britain through the First World War? This interactive painting introduces the key politicians of the era

Parliamentary staff in the First World War

Explore the Parliamentary collections for documents and images about Parliamentary staff who served in the First World War

Lives of the First World War

Parliament has partnered with Lives of the First World War to help bring material from museums, libraries, archives and family collections from across the world together in one place. Help IWM link together items you may have to start telling the stories of those who served in uniform and worked on the home front.