The Remembered Podcast: Hayyan Bhabha of Forgotten Heroes
The Remembered Podcast is an opportunity to explore the First World War, and its continuing impact today, in more depth.
Each week, we’ll be chatting to beneficiaries of the There But Not There project, as well as other people who are working to commemorate the war in different ways. The First World War was fought on many fronts and by many different races and we want to give a platform to those different voices, while raising awareness of the There But Not There project.
As always, you can support There But Not There by purchasing one of our Tommies.
Before we begin, we would just like to apologise for the sound quality in this episode – we were in a fairly empty room, which resulted in a bit of an echo.
Despite this, we had a great chat with Hayyan Bhabha, Executive Director of Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation, a project focusing on the Muslim contribution and experience in the First World War. The Foundation was founded by Luc Ferier, who first started learning about Muslims in the First World War when he read his Great-Grandfather’s wartime journal.
Luc’s book, The Unknown Fallen: Volume 1, is a great resource, for home or even in the classroom.
You can find out more about the exhibition by Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation at Singularity of Peace.
There are plenty of places online where you can find out more about what the Foundation is doing. On Twitter, you can follow Hayyan @HayyanAyaz, the work of the Forgotten Heroes Foundation @FHF1419, find out more about the Muslim experience @MuslimsinWW1 and the Singularity of Peace exhibition at @sop_arts.
At the end of this episode, you will hear the new There But Not There single. Composed by Benjamin Hollway, performed by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Owain Arwel Hughes CBE.
You can download the single here and proceeds will come to us, so this is another way you can support our campaign.
If you have a story you would like to share, please send us 2-300 words or a 2min recording to email@example.com with the Subject Line: Listener Stories
Next week we’ll be speaking to Karen Mead and Pippa Wisbey from Help for Heroes