This strand of research activity is examining the effects of the First World War on Leeds and Yorkshire more broadly.
The film below is the result of a recent project we carried out in collaboration with the Iranian Community and Humber All Nations Alliance in Hull investigated Indian and African soldiers mobilised during the First World War, as well as Chinese labourers who worked on the Western Front.
Leeds was not only involved in terms of its mobilised men, but equally as an industrial city that was a key factor in the material, equipment, uniforms and armaments that the war required. We are working in partnership with a number of research projects exploring different aspects of life in Leeds during the war, including Tetley brewery, Belgian refugees, the University in the war, POW camps in Yorkshire, and hospitals. This is a film the AHRC made about one of our projects – Leeds Stories of the Great War.
This strand is led by Professor Alison Fell