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There for them then, still here for them now

Our annual reports or 'Flag Book' from 1914 tell the story of life on the Home Front at the outbreak of World War One. Each digitised report covers part of SSAFA’s 1914 history.

To find out what happened in your local community you can browse through reports, see the list of contents or search for a place or person.

Search for a place or person

Find out about life on the Home Front for people in your local community. Search for your town or county in the digitised records of SSAFA's work in 1914.

Need help with your search terms?

  • Use specific terms such as a town or county name.
  • Use quotation marks to find exact phrases.
  • Looking for someone connected to SSAFA? Names of Committee members are included in the reports, but not all SSAFA volunteers. People and organisations who gave major donations are also listed.
  • Our research guides can help you find out about a specific area of SSAFA’s work, such as nursing.
  • To browse through all records, choose ‘List of reports’.