Beyond the Western Front exhibit reveals personal histories of World War I

Monday, 21 November 2016

Beyond the Western Front

A fascinating new World War I (WWI) exhibition, The War Beyond the Western Front, has launched in the Glass Tank.

Beyond the Western Front explores the Oxford and Buckinghamshire battalions’ experiences of the Italian, Balkan, Middle Eastern and Russian campaigns. It reveals a fascinating and intimate history of WWI, one that also lucidly illustrates the global dimensions of the first World War and our own role therein.

Tudor Georgescu, Associate Lecturer in History and History of Art at Oxford Brookes University said: “Ultimately, the exhibit aims to be an informal, engaging space in which to rediscover a remarkable perspective on the history of World War I, and to encourage a conversation about what it means to us during the centenary commemorations and beyond.”

Ultimately, the exhibit aims to be an informal, engaging space in which to rediscover a remarkable perspective on the history of World War I, and to encourage a conversation about what it means to us during the centenary commemorations and beyond.

Tudor Georgescu, Associate Lecturer in History and History of Art, Oxford Brookes University

The exhibition is made up of three interconnecting sections; Research projects conducted by the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and Oxford Brookes staff and students which explore the personal histories found in the museum archives; the artefacts on loan from the museum that are  impressive material legacies of the war; and  stereoscopic pictures converted to 3D anaglyphs that reinvent these remarkable images and make them accessible to a wider audience.

The exhibition will run until 16 December in the Glass Tank, Abercrombie building on the Headington Campus. It is free and open to all.

More information about the exhibition can be found on our Events webpages