Last Post: Remembering the First World War explores the effect of the events of 1914-18 on the Post Office and its people and the contribution of postal communications to the war effort.
Before 1914 Post Office communications – through the telegraph and telephone systems as well as the post - were vital to everyday life. The war brought many changes and the Post Office was never the same again.
In 1914 the Post Office was one of the biggest businesses in the world. It contributed to military operations on a scale never seen before, providing a vital means of communication between the fighting fronts and the home front. Tens of thousands of Post Office workers fought in the war, and over 8,500 were killed.
The exhibition has been created by The British Postal Museum & Archive in partnership with the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms.