The Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation has discovered previously unknown photographs and documents showing the diversity—and the respect and unity—that thrived during World War I. Personal diaries and letters found in English, French, Urdu, Arabic, and Farsi are yielding many heartwarming accounts of soldiers from various faiths standing shoulder to shoulder in battle. These soldiers shared their lives and accommodated each other’s different cultures, dietary codes, music, and religious practices

The Unknown Fallen is an inspirational masterpiece to foster dialogues which are truly transnational, multicultural and interfaith, between peoples of different nations, religions, languages and identities. The aim is to find a common humanity based on universal values.
It also attracted worldwide attention due the high quality, the unique combination of design, authentic images, quotes and exclusive documents and was shortlisted for a prestigious award in the United Kingdom .
Full colour, 14 maps, More than 200 photos, Hardcover / mat lamination on cover.
ISBN : 978-1-9998651-0-8
Pages : 112
Dimensions : 10 5/8” x 14 9/16” or 370 x 270mm
Weight : 1.5 kg
Language : English
Printed run : 5,000
Distribution : Worldwide



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Arab World Spotlight Challenge for students

This spring students were challenged to create a multimedia piece that illustrates how they were inspired by a SIMA film. Through the Arab World Spotlight Challenge, students had the opportunity to reflect on how these films connect to their daily lives or break stereotypes about the Arab world.

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Flms, Resources and Lesson Plans. ​

QFI partnered with SIMA Classroom to provide educators with free access to a set of 14 short films depicting the richness and diversity of the Arab world that can be used in classrooms worldwide. Curated as the Arab World Spotlight Playlist (AWS), QFI and SIMA Classroom aim to empower students to investigate the world, recognize perspectives, communicate ideas and act. In addition to free access to the AWS films, teachers also had access to storytelling resources and lesson plans. ​

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Teaching with Film

Journeys in Film harnesses the storytelling power of film to educate the most visually literate generation in history. Most of the critical issues that the United States faces today are international in their scope and complexity, and our abilities as a nation to meet these challenges will be strengthened by a greater understanding of our global interdependence. Aligned with various prominent national initiatives, Journeys in Film believes that helping America’s youth develop this kind of worldview and understanding should be a primary 21st century educational goal. Our educational program has proven to be effective in connecting cultures, broadening world-views, teaching for global competency and building a new paradigm for best practices in education.

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“Trench Blues”: An African American Song of World War I November 23, 2016 by Stephanie Hall

“Trench Blues,” is John Bray’s story about going to war in 1917 at 28. He tells of his experiences aboard ship while worrying about German submarines below the waves. He then describes how it felt in his “home in the trenches, living in a big dugout” of being among “40,000 called out to drill,” and going to Belgium. Listeners should be aware that he uses a pejorative word for African Americans in the song (the “n” word).

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This is the Video of the presentation at the Guibord Center.

Video Presentation of the Unknown Fallen by Luc Ferier at the Guibord Center 


A short documentary based on the research from the arhives of the Unknown Heroes 14-19 Foundation.

From the television series, For All Humans, a short documentary about the contribution of a muslim woman to the Allies in WWII.  Noorunissa Inayat Khan (1914-1944 ) was an SOE agent in Occupied France.  With archival prints from the Unforgotten Heroes Foundation, and comments by Luc Ferier.

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Can I order a size that is larger than the one listed on the website?

You can order a custom size of any of the images in the book.  

In addition to the print sizes listed, we have printed large exhibit sizes for galleries and institutions.
Unknown Fallen Exhibit Sizes – Printed on Cotton/Canvas
cm                         inches
1116 x 816          43.9 x 32.1
1488 x 1088        58.5 x 42.8
1860 x 1360        73.2 x  53.5
2232 x 1632        87.8 x  64.2
744 x 1088          29.2 x 42.8
1116 x 1632        43.9 x 64.2
1488 x2176         58.5 x 85.6
1860 x 2720        73.2 x 107.0

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Please contact us if there is an image in the book that you would like to order.  We will give you a custom quote.

What is the certificate of authenticity?

This is a document that certifies your limited edition print as an archival print from the Forgotten Heroes Foundation 14-19.  Luc Ferier signs each letter, verifying your print as an authentic, limited edition fine art print.  

Can I order a print of a single page from the book?

Yes.  Please contact us from the website form if you want to custom order a page from the book and we will give you a quote.

What’s a giclée?

A giclée is a fine art term used to describe museum quality prints that have been created using fade-resistant, archival inks with high resolution, prepress proofing, digital printers.

What’s the difference between limited editions and unlimited?

With a limited edition, once the number of artworks produced has reached the set maximum number for that specific edition, the artwork can never again be reproduced in the exact same manner.
In an unlimited edition, the artist and/or publisher allows for multiple reproductions of the artwork in a particular method of creation.
  •  7/8/2020 04:00 PM - 7/8/2020 04:30 PM
  • Online Event On Wednesday, July 8, please join us online to hear from Luc Ferier of the Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation. Luc will share how the Foundation has discovered previously unknown documents showing the diversity—and the respect and unity—that thrived during World War I. Personal diaries and letters found in English, French, Urdu, Arabic, and Farsi are yielding many heartwarming accounts of soldiers from various faiths standing shoulder to shoulder in battle.

  •  11/11/2019 08:00 PM - 11/11/2019 09:00 AM

Fighting ceased at the end of World War I – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month –​ and November 11th became Veterans Day honoring all who have served in the United States Armed Forces. This year Luc Ferier of the Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation will present fascinating untold stories of Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the First World War.​ PRESIDIO.GOV Veterans Day Interfaith Service

  •  11/10/2019 10:00 AM

This re-imagined Service of Remembrance commemorates all who have died in armed conflict and raises up the hope of peace. Following 2018’s centenary of Armistice Day, this service has evolved from its Anglican heritage to express the international and inter-religious ties we share in both war and peace. Our guest preacher Luc Ferrier, author of The Unknown Fallen, gives voice to the lesser-known Muslim battalions who served among the Allies in World War I. With military band and bagpipes.

  •  3/15/2017 12:00 AM

Talk by Luc Ferrier, who chairs Forgotten Heroes 14-19 - the umbrella group for the Muslim Experience - says: "If the world really wants to reach out to the international Muslim community, then they need to know the enormous contribution these people have made, fighting a war none of their making. "Only by recognising and honouring the global Muslim sacrifices, not only these of the British colonies, we are reaching out to them and saying a genuine thank you".

Photographers on the Front Lines of the Great War

Photographers on the Front Lines of the Great War

THE NEW YORK TIMES By Craig Allen Jun. 30, 2014

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The Drum Design Awards

The Drum Design Awards

The Unknown Fallen nominated for the Drum Design Award

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The forgotten Muslim heroes who fought for Britain in the trenches

The forgotten Muslim heroes who fought for Britain in the trenches

THE GUARDIAN The stories of the 2.5 million Muslims who travelled to Europe to fight for the allies during the first world war are finally being told

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The Unknown Fallen: Allied Muslim Involvement in World War I

The Unknown Fallen: Allied Muslim Involvement in World War I

by Anne Samson from the journal The Round Table / The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs Volume 107, 2018 - Issue 5 There are at least two sides to every coin, and while on one side discrimination, hate and antagonism are brewing, on the other, friendship, love and solidarity can be found.

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New drive to honor Europe's forgotten Muslim soldiers

New drive to honor Europe's forgotten Muslim soldiers

DW - Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster Date 08.12.2019 Author David Crossland

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Press from 2018

Press from 2018

Articles from across the globe in 2018 about The Unknown Fallen: The Global Allied Muslim Contribution in the First World War The book was nominated for a 2018 Drum Design award in the print design category ( The Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation, 2018 (

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The Forgotten Heroes Foundation 14-19

Unveiling the untold friendships between Muslim soldiers / labours who fought alongside the allied forces in the First World War and their brothers in arms of all Faith and none.

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Luc Ferier

Luc Ferier and his team managed to trace and identify more than 850.000 documents related to the Allied Muslim contribution locked away in non-conventional locations worldwide ( 19 different countries).

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When I created the Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation, more than 6 years ago, I never expected being asked to publish a book with the aim of reaching out to grassroots communities worldwide, providing a glimpse of our findings. It wasn’t to be an academic or historical database, but a visual coffee table book focused on the human aspects of all the Allied Muslim soldiers.

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Charter for Compassion Partner

Charter for Compassion

Forgotten Heroes Foundation 14-19 is part of the Charter Partners team

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 "Your project also seeks to start a healing process by demonstrating how to build bridges of peace between different cultures and faiths by celebrating the previously unknown diversity of soldiers who fought side by side in the Great War. 

Stuart Andrew MP
Chair, All-Party Parlianmentary Group on Islamopobia

 "I welcome this timely initiative to raise awareness of the sacrifice many North African men were prepared to make so far from home, in strange and unfamiliar lans - with many never seeing their countries or families ever again. We salute their courage, and underline their worthiness to be remembered." 

His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal
The Royal Palace, Amman Jordan

 "The traveling exhibition – an immersive cultural exchange – is a fantastic and visionary idea. We believe it would serve as proof that our tragedies are shared, our suffering is shared, and also our triumphs and victories. By propagating that, every Muslim, Christian, Jew, every person of faith and none, will feel that they are as one whole – a unit – and that we must stand by one another in soldarity for the greater benefit of mankind." 

Shabir Beg
Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society

 "It is important that we recognise the contributions of Muslims standing together with all communities both then and now to counter rising anti-Muslim sentiment and extremist narrative in today's society." 

Mak Chishty
Commander Metropolitan Police

 "I am delighted to commend The Forgotten Heroes 14-19 Foundation for the projects which they are undertaking to highlight the endeavour and sacrifice shared by great cultures and religions at a time of such monumental European upheaval." 

General Sir Nicholas Houghton GCB CBE ADC Gen
Chief of Defence Staff - Ministry of Defence

 "Invitation to The Ismaili Centre International Lecture to be delivered by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan entitiled "Global Muslim Societies in the 21st Century : Opportunities and Challenges" 

His Highness Prince Aga Khan
Shia Imami Ismaili Council for the United Kingdom

 "Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence KCVO CB ADC President of Never Such Innocence requests the pleasure of your company at Never Such Innocence’s Centenary Finale at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday 7th November 2018" 

Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence KCVO CB ADC
President of Never Such Innocence

 "It is heart-warming to hear the stories of how they stayed devout to their faith by praying in the trenches while caring for their wounded brothers-in-arms regardless of faith with remedies that they Iearned from their home countries.. . . I believe that recognition and celebration of their sacrifice for Europe will play an effective part in fostering pride among Muslim youth around the world while addressing the global rise in misunderstanding of Muslims today. I pray that your project goes from strength to strength." 

lmam Asim Hatiz OBE MA
lslamic Religious Advisor to CDS and ServChiefs

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