The Great War

Stories Inspired by Items from the First World War

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the world remembers the sixteen million people killed during the First World War. A hundred years after the fighting began, eleven acclaimed writers take inspiration from eleven objects from the First World War. From a soldier’s writing case to the nose of a Zeppelin bomb, each object illuminates an aspect of the war, and each story reminds us of the millions of lives that it changed for ever.