Far From the Western Front is a free exhibition presenting the First World War through the eyes of South Asian men and women.
Using previously unseen images, digital media, and individuals’ experiences uncovered from the archives, the exhibition explores the untold stories of South Asians whose crucial contribution shaped the First World War.
Following the stories of eight people across the globe, we are taken away from the Western Front to battlefields across the world; from Gallipoli to Mesopotamia; East Africa to the Suez Canal. Their experiences remind us that there was more to the First World War than mud and trenches. In this exhibition, we see the threat of lions on patrol, thirst in the 50 degree heat of the Sinai desert, and starvation at the Siege of Kut.
N.B. You do not need a ticket to visit this exhibition!