Beyond the Western Front: Exploring Hidden Histories of the First World War

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone


The Glass Tank, Abercrombie, Headington Campus, Gipsy Lane site


A collaborative exhibition presented to the Glass Tank by the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion with the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and the Centre for Hidden Histories at the University of Nottingham. 

This exhibition explores the hidden histories of the First World War that go beyond the well trodden trenches of the Western Front, refocusing on themes that have remained elusive. As seen through the prism of the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire battalions’ experiences of the Italian, Balkan, Middle Eastern and Russian campaigns, a remarkable and graphic history emerges, one that also lucidly illustrates the truly global dimensions of the First World War and our role therein.

Revisiting this rich visual, material, and archival legacy, the displays will include student and volunteer research projects, WW1 artefacts on loan from Sofo and a series of stereoscopic pictures converted into 3D anaglyphs.

The exhibition will inform and engage with a remarkable perspective on the First World War, in light of the centenary commemorations and beyond.

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For enquiries, please contact Tudor Georgescu -