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The Indian Army in the First World War: an Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire perspective

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Lest we forget: Muslim Service in the Great War

Written by Chris Hill, Birmingham City University, and previously appearing on the Voices of War and Peace Blog. Reproduced with thanks.

‘Stories of Sacrifice’, an exhibition run by the British Muslim Heritage Centre about Muslim service in the First World War, was met with a note of surprise by visiting Muslims from across the UK.

Dr Islam Issa at the exhibition 'Stories of Sacrifice'
Dr Islam Issa at the exhibition ‘Stories of Sacrifice’

Dr Islam Issa, curator of the exhibition and lecturer in English at Birmingham City University, recalled how e-mails and letters from descendants of Muslim soldiers were full of gratitude, often with the qualification that ‘we didn’t think anyone cared’.

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Being Young: Understanding Young People’s Experiences in the First World War

In this blog post, Dr Marcus Morris looks at his project exploring the impact of the Great War on children and young people.

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Voices of Women in the Great War and its Aftermath

Professor Maggie Andrews brings us our latest blog post, discussing her thoughts from the recent AHRC funded Voices of Women Conference.