Talk by Luc Ferrier:The founder and chairman of the Forgotten Heroes 14-19
The Untold Friendships of the Unknown Fallen
- Stories that will turn mirrors into windows-
Friday 15th March 2019 @ 6:00 pm in Kings College London.
Talk by Luc Ferrier the Founder and chairman of the Forgotten Heroes 14-19
“Historians tend to shy away from discussing how individuals became involved in the course of history, and conflicts such as the First World War are most often taught by listing the events and battles instead of addressing how people personally experienced this conflict.
As various forms of conflict, war and terrorism specifically, have become more prominent topics in recent years, it is important that we explore how people viewed and experienced events like the First World War. Understanding the human aspect of conflicts is important because it not only gives one an understanding of the real consequences of certain actions; it also helps us to better understand why things are the way they are.
At least 4 million Muslims from all over the world fought alongside the Allied forces in the First World War including soldiers/labours from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia & Senegal. The courage and sacrifices of these men has not yet received the recognition they deserve.
The Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation hopes by unveiling the personal stories of hundreds of thousand Muslims and their brothers in arms of all faith and none, to foster a dialogue that is truly transnational, multicultural and interfaith.
They aspire to find a common humanity, based on universal values, between peoples of different nations, religions, languages and identities.
This lecture is first an attempt to reach out and create bridges of mutual respect and understanding.