Unknown & Untold celebrates and raises awareness of the 400,000 Indian Muslims who gallantly fought during The Great War as part of the British Army. Promoting this little-known story serves not only to honour their bravery and ensure their remembrance, but also to reveal the rich legacy of Muslim contribution towards the culture and identity Britain enjoys today.
Our project directly engages communities in Birmingham, Leicester and Woking, as well as the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
We will be working with groups in London and Leeds ahead of remembrance month.
A seminar and event at RMA Sandhurst will celebrate the legacy of Muslim contribution to the armed forces
Young Muslim and Non-Muslim youth from Birmingham will interview the descendants of Indian Muslims who served in WW1
Citizen historians in Leicester will collectively research the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh effort in WW1