Fragments of War: Behind

Local Artist Imelda is eagerly awaiting news from her pilot boyfriend who is stationed out in France amidst the war yet every day the Post-man passes by without so much as a card or a letter.

Teetering on the edge of anxiety, Imelda channels her woe into her art-work that will form part of a show at her local community centre though she must contend with her own prejudices, backlash against her artistic vision and the chilling reality that her friends are slowly hearing the news that their loved ones are being killed on the front line.

About Fragments of War

Fragments of War explores three of the many perspectives of the first world war. It was a war that affected the lives of so many and in so many different ways that should not be overlooked or forgotten. Within this three-part series we explore stories set ‘Above’, in the treacherous skies, ‘Beneath’, in the dark and lonely tunnels under the trenches, and ‘Behind’, in the homes of the families waiting with little contact with or information about those they love.

Fragments of War is an independent project raising funding and awareness for the Royal British Legion. The Royal British Legion provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community — serving men, women, veterans and their families. To donate, please visit their website.

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