On 11 November 1918, the First World War in Europe came to an end after four years.
As news of the Armistice broke, amidst the celebrations there was quiet private reflection on the toll of the war, as people wondered what the future would hold.
While the war had still raged, consideration had been given in Britain to the same questions on a national scale.
A fairer society
The Ministry of Reconstruction, forged by David Lloyd George's Coalition Government in 1917, developed the idea of a rebuilding a society which was fairer than it had been before the war.