As we come to close to the centurion of World War 1, there is a great debate about how the commonwealth should be acknowledged for the contributions in the war. A recurring theme is creating a Commonwealth Memorial. The High Commissioner of the Republic of Cyprus held a reception in honour of the commonwealth contribution to the First World War.
The Commonwealth sent more than three million volunteers, soldiers, nurses and porters throughout WW1, this support was vital in maintaining the infrastructure of the war effort. Bolstering numbers and people power. The World War was a global effort, yet the key narratives around the war focuses on a narrow chronicle of the victors and very little public recognition is attributed to the commonwealths and the key roles they played.
Diversity House is showcasing our efforts in dispelling the myths of World War one and Africa at The Royal Overseas League on Wednesday 24th October. If you would be interested in attending the event and meeting the team and our collaborators please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org