The extensive archive, photography and special collections of the Library of Birmingham can give us an insight into how the First World War was experienced by the people of Birmingham. These will be displayed in The Voices of War
exhibition (29 September - 31 December 2014, The Gallery, Library of Birmingham) which will focus on the stories of local men, women and children. The exhibition will explore a number of themes including the experiences of men at the Front, the war’s impact on children and families, the contribution of black and Asian soldiers from across the empire, the changing role of women on the Home Front, Birmingham’s industrial support for the war effort, and debates around patriotism and pacifism in the city. The exhibition will be complemented by a programme of talks and events, online resources, and an accompanying book.