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

Black Cultural Archives

Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House

British Empire and Commonwealth Museum Collection

British Library

Centre of African Studies Library

Centre of South Asian Studies

Gurkha Museum                            

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

National Army Museum

National Maritime Museum  

Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Royal Commonwealth Society Library Collections

Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

School of Oriental and African Studies

Sudan Archive at Durham

The National Archives


Useful websites

Africa and the First World War

Africa Centre

African Heritage and Cultural Centre

African Studies Association of the UK

Anglo-Sikh Heritage Trail

Association of Black Photographers

British Association for Cemeteries in South Asia

Black and Ethnic Minorities Association 

Black and Asian Studies Association

Black History Canada

Black History 4 Schools

Black History Month

Black Presence in Britain

British and Caribbean Veterans Association

British Chinese Workforce Heritage

Caribbean Aircrew in the RAF during WW2

Caribbean Communities in Europe

Caribbean Family History Group

Caribbean Roll of Honour

The Chattri Memorial

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

Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire

Commonwealth War Graves Commission           

Cultural Exchange in a Time of Global Conflict   

Doctor Brighton's Pavilion

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

Europeana 1914-1918

Resources from libraries and archives across the globe.

Ensuring We Remember The Chinese Labour Corps

Every Generation

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

Families in British India Society

First World War Centenary Cultural Partnership and Programme

Great War in Africa Association

Gurkha Brigade Association

Indian Faces of the Great War, USI-CAFHR

Indian Military History Society

Jeffrey Green

Historian who has specialised in black history.

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

Lascars: South Asian sailors

Lives of the First World War

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

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

Memorial Gates Trust

Moving Here: 200 Years of Migration in England

Mundus: Gateway to Missionary Collections in the United Kingdom

National Army Museum Black Asian British Army

Official Guide to Black History Month

Open University: Ferguson Study Centre for African and Asian Studies 

Portcities UK

Royal African Society

Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League

Sikh Museum: Preserving a People's Heritage

Sikhs at War

Society for Caribbean Studies (UK)

Swadhinata Trust

The National Archives: A World Through a Lens 

UK Information Resources on Asia (UKIRA)

UK Punjab Heritage Association (UKPHA)

United Service Institution of India

Visualising China: China 1850–1950: An Interactive Resource

West Indian Association of Service Personnel