Friday, 11 August 2017

The Indian Army in the First World War: An Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Perspective

The Indian Army in the First World War: An Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Perspective, to shed new light on the British Indian army’s role in the war on the ‘Eastern Front’ in Iraq (Mesopotamia), through a unique outreach programme and a touring exhibition.

Some of the group researching


I am absolutely delighted to be commissioned to document the making and development of this exhibition. I am always excited by new history projects and this is no exception.  
The Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum


The Soldiers of Oxfordshire (SOFO) Museum and Oxford University’s History Faculty have jointly received funding from the Arts & Humanities Research Council ‘Voices of War & Peace’ WWI Engagement Centre.


I have been commissioned to make a short documentary of the project which is jointly coordinated by Dr. Priya Atwal and Stephen Barker.

Exploring previously unseen archive

I recently spent a wonderful day filming and learning with some of the participants involved. They explored archive previously unseen and I was taken back by all the things that have been discovered.
The final film will accompany the traveling exhibition at Wycome, Banbury as well as other museums. SOFO will launch a larger WW1 exhibition at Woodstock in 2018. 

Researching
 For more information see below:
Voices of War & Peace 
Eastern Eye 
Oxford Mail 
BBC India' WW1