Away from the Western Front

While the British, French and German armies struggled in the trenches of the Western Front, the post-war world was being shaped elsewhere. The 'Away from the Western Front' project, which has been completed successfully, explored the heritage of this often-overlooked aspect of the First World War. British men and women were sent to places far away from the Western Front, often serving alongside troops from the former British Empire, especially those in the Indian Army which recruited from India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nepal.

Campaigns, Personal Stories, Topics & Archive

We investigate the campaigns fought in battlefields such as Salonika and the Balkans; the Middle East regions including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Palestine and Syria; Italy and Africa, as well as telling the stories of some of those who served in them.