|Some of the group researching|
The Indian Army in the First World War: An Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Perspective
Run time: 8min
This film documents research being carried out by participants from the local Hindu, Sikh and Muslim community. Here they develop display panels for a touring Museum exhibition. They also access archive material previously unseen, and some not explored for 100 years or more. Reflecting on the involvement of the Indian Army during WW1 .
Director: Sharon Woodward
Producers: Dr Priya Atwal, Stephen Barker
|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.
|Exploring previously unseen archive|
The Indian Army in the First World War:
Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Perspectives
Monday 6 - Thursday 30 November 2017
This mini-exhibition tells about the significant contribution made by India during the Great War. Over one million Sepoys volunteered and 74,000 were killed. British and Indian soldiers fought and died side by side between 1914-1918 when the 1st Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry fought as part of the Indian Army in Mesopotamia. This is their story, a history that we all share.
This exhibition has been produced by the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and the History Faculty at Oxford University in partnership with Oxford community organization volunteers.
The mini-exhibition & film screenings
6th to 30th November 2017 showing with exhibition starting at Wycombe Museum, Priory Avenu, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
6th December to 8th January 2018 showing Banbury Museum, Spiceball Park Road, Banbury,
It will later be displayed at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock from 1st to 30th April 2018.
Entry to the exhibtion is free at Wycombe abd Banbury, though an entry fee is required at the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum. Family audeinces are welcome to attend and there will be special activities provided for children.
For more information see below:
Voices of War & Peace
BBC India' WW1