A Closer Look: Black Soldiers in the First World War
IWM North, Sun 12 October 2014 – Tue 28 October 2014 (Sundays and Tuesdays only at 3:30pm)
To mark Black History Month this year, IWM North are holding free 20-minute ‘walk and talk’ tours exploring the stories of Black and Commonwealth soldiers who fought in the First World War, such as Walter Tull, a professional footballer, who signed up as a Private and became one of the first British-born black men to rise to the rank of Officer and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1917.
Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community and the First World War
IWM London, 12 and 19 October 2014, 2pm-3:30pm
Historian Stephen Bourne presents an illustrated talk about his latest book, Black Poppies, as he discusses Britain's black community during the First World War.
On Active Service - what were black people doing during the First World War?
IWM London, 11 and 18 October 2014, 1.30pm - 4pm
Join Tony Warner as we examine the crucial role made by the Empire and Commonwealth countries overseas and on the Home Front during the First World War.
This illustrated talk will use recorded interviews with First World War veterans - including the West India Regiment in Palestine - and other conflicts from across the globe.
Whose Remembrance? screening
Grand Hall, Brent Civic Centre, London, 29 October 2014, 1pm-1:45pm
As part of Brent Remembers IWM presents an exclusive screening of Whose Remembrance? a film highlighting knowledge of the experiences of the peoples of Britain’s former empire in the two world wars.
Free online resource guide
Researching the British Empire in the First World War which is available to download from the website: http://bit.ly/1oHTc7Q.