Created by Heather Mellor, Samantha Smith, Rachel Wilson, Sam Capper and Sophie Wang.
This project features two characters – a New Zealand migrant and her friend in England. The personal experiences of the war years are explored through fictionalised letters. The story is anchored on the munitions factory and the role of the Munitionettes. Historical information was embedded in each letter and writing styles were researched to enhance the letters to make them believable. A mix of constructed and real images are used to illustrate the story.
“The aim of ‘Lost Letters of a Munitionette’ was to create a world that would appeal to younger audiences but also earn the respect of World War One enthusiasts and to bring a new appreciation of women’s contributions to World War One.”