Collage Arts

Far from the Western Front


A WW1 heritage project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, led by Asian Centre, Community Hub in partnership with Collage Arts and others.

Using as a starting point the eleven Indian Army soldiers who were awarded the Victoria Cross the project looked at the stories behind these and other medals won by the Indian Corps – over 13,000 awarded for gallantry – allowing for a journey beyond the medals from the Western Front to the largely forgotten frontiers of Mesopotamia, Persia, the North-West Frontier, East Africa, East Asia (China & Singapore).

The project delivered a series of community events, workshops, volunteer opportunities, and research days to engage and introduce individuals and groups to original records and material and to debate and record the impact of WW1 on the Asian community in intergenerational and cross-community sessions.

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