The Unknown Fallen pop up exhibition in St John's Leytonstone.
Organised by Forest Residents Association, the Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation have produced this pop-up exhibition based upon their book The Unknown Fallen. It is one of those exhibitions where powerful pictures and graphics predominantly tell more stories than the written words.
There are few words written in this pop up exhibition, but there are personal individual introductions, little stories, incidents and some transcripts/translations of documents and personal letters – the rest is powerful images and graphics.
Whether we agree or disagree with the reasons, purpose and causes of the First World War, that’s a separate matter; this exhibition focuses on and reflects upon a powerful message of how a diverse force of many nationalities, faiths, ethnicities and genders built unity, friendship and respect in an incredibly hostile environment. It is unfortunate that after 100 years we are still fighting for the value of equality and diversity in our society.