Resources

Below are a variety of resources produced as part of the Whose Remembrance? project, including a discussion paper, poster and four databases, which provide an overview of published research and available productions in other media (exhibitions, documentary film, radio, television, websites etc.) covering the experiences of the peoples of Britain's former empire in the two world wars.

IWM has also produced Researching the British Empire in the First World War, an online guide for community groups and individuals wishing to conduct their own research in this area.

Relevant archives and collections

Ahmed Iqbal Ullah Race Relations Resource Centre

www.racearchive.manchester.ac.uk

Black Cultural Archives

www.bcaheritage.org.uk

Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/rhodes

British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Collection

https://www.bristolmuseums.org.uk/bristol-record-office/

British Library

www.bl.uk

Centre of African Studies Library

www.library.african.cam.ac.uk

Centre of South Asian Studies

www.s-asian.cam.ac.uk

Gurkha Museum

www.thegurkhamuseum.co.uk/                            

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

http://commonwealth.sas.ac.uk

National Army Museum

www.nam.ac.uk

National Maritime Museum 

www.rmg.co.uk  

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

www.royalasiaticsociety.org

Royal Commonwealth Society Library Collections

www.lib.cam.ac.uk/deptserv/rcs/

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

www.rgs.org

School of Oriental and African Studies

www.soas.ac.uk

Sudan Archive at Durham

www.dur.ac.uk/library/asc/sudan/

The National Archives

www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

 

Useful websites

Africa and the First World War

africagreatwar.wordpress.com

Africa Centre

www.africacentre.org.uk

African Heritage and Cultural Centre

www.ahec.org.uk

African Studies Association of the UK

www.asauk.net

Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail

asht.info/homepage

Association of Black Photographers

autograph-abp.co.uk

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

www.bacsa.org.uk

Black and Ethnic Minorities Association

bemaonline.wordpress.com 

Black and Asian Studies Association

www.blackandasianstudies.org

Black History Canada

www.blackhistorycanada.ca

Black History 4 Schools

www.blackhistory4schools.com

Black History Month

www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk

Black Presence in Britain

www.blackpresence.co.uk

British and Caribbean Veterans Association

bcva.weebly.com

British Chinese Workforce Heritage

www.britishchineseheritagecentre.org.uk

Caribbean Aircrew in the RAF during WW2

www.caribbeanaircrew-ww2.com

Caribbean Communities in Europe

caribbeancommunities.eu

Caribbean Family History Group

caribbeanfamilyhistorygroup.wordpress.com

Caribbean Roll of Honour

caribbeanrollofhonour-ww1-ww2.yolasite.com

The Chattri Memorial

The monument on the South Downs remembering Indians who died of their wounds in Britain during the First World War.

www.chattri.com 

Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire

www.colonialfilm.org.uk/home

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

www.cwgc.org           

Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict

http://www.cegcproject.eu/   

Doctor Brighton's Pavilion

Website documenting the use of Brighton Pavilion as a hospital for Indian wounded in the First World War.

www.sikhmuseum.com/brighton/index.html

Europeana 1914-1918

Resources from libraries and archives across the globe.

www.europeana1914-1918.eu/en

Ensuring We Remember The Chinese Labour Corps

http://ensuringweremember.org.uk/

Every Generation

Online African Caribbean centered community resource bridging the gap with the older generation through history and family genealogy.

www.everygeneration.co.uk

Families in British India Society

www.new.fibis.org

First World War Centenary Cultural Partnership and Programme

http://www.1914.org/

Great War in Africa Association

gweaa.com

Gurkha Brigade Association

www.gurkhabde.com

Indian Faces of the Great War, USI-CAFHR

https://www.flickr.com/photos/98780532@N08/sets/72157634585245135/

Indian Military History Society

imhs.org.uk/

Jeffrey Green

Historian who has specialised in black history.

www.jeffreygreen.co.uk

King-Emperor: The Indian Army on Campaign 1900–1939

www.king-emperor.com/index.htm

Lascars: South Asian sailors

www.lascars.co.uk

Lives of the First World War

IWM digital memorial to over 8 million individuals who served in the First World War.  

www.livesofthefirstworldwar.org

Making Britain: Discover how South Asians shaped the Nation, 1870–1950

www.open.ac.uk/researchprojects/makingbritain

Memorial Gates Trust

www.mgtrust.org

Moving Here: 200 Years of Migration in England

http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http:/www.movinghere.org.uk/

Mundus: Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom

www.mundus.ac.uk

National Army Museum Black Asian British Army

www.nam.ac.uk/microsites/baba/

Official Guide to Black History Month

www.blackhistorymonthuk.co.uk

Open University: Ferguson Study Centre for African and Asian Studies

www.open.ac.uk/Arts/ferguson-centre/index.shtml 

Portcities UK

www.portcities.org.uk

Royal African Society

www.royalafricansociety.org

Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League

www.commonwealthveterans.org.uk

Sikh Museum: Preserving a People's Heritage

www.sikhmuseum.com

Sikhs at War

www.sikhsatwar.info

Society for Caribbean Studies (UK)

www.caribbeanstudies.org.uk

Swadhinata Trust

www.swadhinata.org.uk

The National Archives: A World Through a Lens

www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/collections/72157632921688592/ 

UK Information Resources on Asia (UKIRA)

www.asiamap.ac.uk/index.php

UK Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA)

www.ukpha.org

United Service Institution of India

www.usiofindia.org

Visualising China: China 1850–1950: An Interactive Resource

visualisingchina.net

West Indian Association of Service Personnel

www.facebook.com/wasphq