An interesting online exhibition, On the Roads of the Great War, provides insights into how World War I’s demands for people and materiel brought with it huge amounts of movement across countries and continents.
The exhibition focuses on five lesser-known areas: the experience of Chinese workers, the displacement of civilians, the area between the front line and the rear areas, the British Empire in Africa and tourism and memory.
While limited in scale, it brings together some intriguing facts and photographs. The section about the Chinese workers is perhaps particularly fascinating, telling about how and why men travelled across the world to assist in rear areas and the privations and dangers they faced.
To view the exhibition click here.