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

© IWM (D 4359) Unidentified British troops during training on the Home Front.

Home Front

More than 183,000 servicemen and women of the war are buried or commemorated in the UK. Some are buried in Commonwealth war graves dating from the conflict, while others are named on memorials.