Untold Stories of World War 1 - documentary presented by Dan Snow
Pioneering research from the AHRC-funded WW1 Engagement Centres (see ahrc.ukri.org/WW1) has been showcased in a new documentary.
Presented by historian Dan Snow and produced by History Hit, the 30-minute programme, titled ‘Untold Stories of World War 1’, looks at some of the research projects that have been carried out over the past four years.
The projects that feature are:
- Recovering First World War Theatre
A project led by Dr Helen Brooks from the University of Kent. Volunteers helped to research every play written for performance between 1 August 1914 and 31 December 1918 which are held at the British Library and create a public database.
- Beyond the Battlefields: Käthe Buchler’s Photographs of Germany in the Great War
A unique series of images made by photographer Käthe Buchler (1876-1930) in Germany before, during and after World War One, and which are part of the collection of the Museum of Photography in Braunschweig - where Buchler lived and worked.
- Untold Stories: Birmingham's Wounded Soldiers from WW1
A looke at the untold stories of soldiers returning to Birmingham from the Great War with serious physical and psychological injuries. It mapped the sites of hospital treatment and convalescence that were set up in the city and explored what happened to the soldiers after their treatment ended.
- Ballykinler Military Training Estate
This The excavation project revealed new information about the camp’s function as a First World War training establishment.
Involving 26 universities and partner organisations - including the Heritage Lottery Fund & Imperial War Museum - the centres have helped hundreds of community groups to research public histories of the First World War as part of the centenary commemorations.
Find out more about the WW1 Engagement Centres and see what events are going on to mark the centenary at: ahrc.ukri.org/WW1.