World War I killed a generation of young men, leaving a generation of young women without spouses. (Via LRC)
World War I deprived Britain of three-quarters-of-a-million soldiers, leaving as many more incapacitated.
In 1919 a generation of women who unquestioningly believed marriage to be their birthright discovered there were simply not enough men to go around.
The make-up of British society had changed irrevocably....Share