Exhibition: Voices of War: Birmingham People, 1914-19
29 September 2014 – 4 January 2015, Library of Birmingham
The Voices of War exhibition showed how the First World War was experienced by people in Birmingham, drawing on the rich archive, photography and special collections of the Library of Birmingham.
Focusing on the stories of local men, women and children, the exhibition explored a number of themes including the experiences of men at the Front, the war’s impact on children and families, the contribution of black and Asian soldiers, the role of women on the Home Front, Birmingham’s industrial support for the war effort, and debates around patriotism and pacifism in the city.
Book to accompany the exhibition
Great War Britain: Birmingham Remembering 1914-18 by Dr Sian Roberts
See images of the exhibition on the Voices Youtube channel.
Filmed by Abhinay Khoparz
Sound by Sam Coley