Soldiers' Journey

Cloud by Susie MacMurray
A monumental, newly commissioned artwork

Hampshire played a critical role in the First World War.  It was the major embarkation point for millions of soldiers heading off to mainland Europe to join the conflict.  Use this website to find out how Hampshire marked the centenary of the beginning of the First World War through events and exhibitions that took place throughout 2014.

This website includes personal stories and related items from the partners' collections that help us to understand Hampshire’s unique role in the conflict, and information about the exhibitions that formed Hampshire's Big Theme 1914 programme.