All In It Together

April 26th 2017
By: Melanie
All In It Together

There is such a rich and diverse history in St Albans and the St Albans Museums are a rich source of new and interesting information. Between Saturday 25th March and Sunday 30th April held in the colonnade is an exhibition featuring the reflections of local school students on the role of our diverse community in the two world wars and beyond.

This interesting local exhibition was inspired by recruitment posters including those produced by St Albans-based printers, Dangerfield Printing Company.  Local school students have explored the concepts of promotion and propaganda to create their own posters.  This exhibition at Verulamium Museum also includes examples of Dangerfield’s work alongside photographs of Muslim and Caribbean troops in the First World War.

In addition to the All in it Together Exhibition is a Muslims in the First World War Talk, on Wednesday 26th April 2017 (7pm - 8pm) at the Verulamium Museum.  This talk will look at the forgotten history of Muslim soldiers in The First World War retold in St Albans by historian and former advisor at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Jahan Mahmood.
 
Nearly half a million Muslim soldiers fought and died on the Western Front during the First World War. They served with the British Indian Army, when the country was still a colony of Britain, and there has been concern the soldiers’ sacrifices have been forgotten. The exhibition is run by St Albans district council (SADC) and managed by St Albans Arts Team, from SADC’s leisure provider, 1Life. Tickets for the talk are £5. The exhibition are free it runs until April 30.
 
http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/forgotten-history-of-muslim-soldiers-retold-in-st-albans-1-4976186