In the heat of battle or far from the theatres of conflict, the influence of the First World War touched almost every aspect of life, military and civilian, during and after the fighting.

© IWM (Q 78037) After the Great Advance an ambulance leaving Charing Cross, London.

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More than 130,000 servicemen and women of the war are buried or commemorated in the UK. The country has the third highest number of known and marked Commonwealth war graves in the world.