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A Sneak Peek at the Transformed American Air Museum in Duxford

Recently, I was delighted get an invite to the Imperial War Museum's (IWM) inaugural re-opening of its American Air Museum (AAM) at Duxford in Cambridgeshire. The AAM opened to the public on Saturday 19 March 2016, after being closed for 12 months for major redevelopment work. Show More Summary

Extreme Bagpiping Situations, From Antarctica to the Beaches of D-Day

Members of the 7th Seaforth Highlanders, 15th (Scottish) Division during Operation Epsom on June 26, 1944. (Photo: Laing (Sgt)/Imperial War Museums) In early November, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren performed a stirring bagpipe rendition...Show More Summary

The Imperial War Museum should consider accepting Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe

It is good to learn that the current management of the V&A want to reverse their predecessors’ lack of interest… The post The Imperial War Museum should consider accepting Margaret Thatcher’s wardrobe appeared first on Spectator Blo...

Hitler's bathtub among highlights of WWII photo exhibit

A new exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London highlights Lee Miller's photos of women's experiences during WWII

Vogue photographer's World War II

"Lee Miller: A Woman's War" is a new major exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London

POTD: Norwegian Resistance M1 Carbine with German ZF-41 (The Original Scout Scope)

Dan sent us these photos be took at the Imperial War Museum in London. This M1 Carbine, which was used by Norwegian resistance during WWII,  has a German ZF-41 scope attached to the handguard. The German ZF-41 scope was the original “scout-style” scope. Show More Summary

The Lovable Syrian Brown Bear Who Fought For His (Adoptive) Country

A soldier, possibly Peter Prendys, lets Wojtek engage in his favorite activity—snacking. (Photo: Imperial War Museum/Public Domain) As the Syrian conflict escalates, millions of families have fled the country, searching for safer, better...Show More Summary

To The A-Hole Who Stole This Elderly Man's Beloved Jeep: Seriously?

10 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This 1944 Willys Jeep in classic US military livery was stolen from the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, England where it was parked out front for a show. It belonged to a 73-year-old man who got his hands on it and restored after his father had actually driven it in World War II. Read more...

Colour photos show everyday life in London during the Blitz

LONDON — A collection of rare photographs showing Britain during World War II have been released by the Imperial War Museum to mark the 75th anniversary of the Blitz. They give another perspective on the period between September 1940...Show More Summary

Rare Vintage Color Photographs of Life in Britain During the Blitz

A collection of very rare color photographs of life in London and across the UK during the Blitz have been released to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The images are on display as in the Imperial War Museum in...Show More Summary

What Makes A Museum Great?

10 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The redesigned atrium of South London’s Imperial War Museum tells the story of 20th Century war through objects such as guns, vehicles and clothing. Permanent World War One galleries have opened as a reminder of the conflict’s size and devastation, including interactive displays on life in the trenches. The museum employs advisers on how to […]

WWI Centennial: New Allied Attack at Gallipoli

11 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Imperial War Museum, via Long Long Trail The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened. This is the 185th installment...Show More Summary

Northern Ireland terror attack gun found at London's Imperial War Museum

11 months agoArts : Artdaily

An assault rifle displayed at London's Imperial War Museum has been removed after it emerged that it was linked to a terror attack in Northern Ireland in 1992, the police ombudsman said on Friday. The VZ58, which looks like a Kalashnikov,...Show More Summary

Peter Kennard On The Harsh Realities Of War At Imperial War Museum

12 months agoEngland / London : Londonist

Satirical posters and terrifying statistics make a powerful anti-war case.

Vincent Black Shadow & Linto 500 head H&H Classic Auctions bill

The British rare car and motorcycle auction season kicks off this week with H&H Classic Auctions' Imperial War Museum sale where several key lots are expected to provide a litmus test for the elite classic motorcycle market. Some choice...Show More Summary

The Imperial War Museum London in London, United Kingdom

The Imperial War Museum has been a poignant and moving memorial to Great Britain's involvement in modern conflict for nearly a hundred years. In 1917, the British War Cabinet voted to create a national war museum that would record the horrific events still taking place in Flanders. Show More Summary

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist

The first major retrospective of the work of political artist Peter Kennard opens at London's Imperial War Museum in May, with over 200 pieces spanning almost 50 years. Alongside some haunting paintings and photomontages will be a new installation reflecting on the human and financial cost of war...

The Most Visited Attraction In The UK Is …

The British Museum. “But it was London’s Imperial War Museum which saw the most significant increase in visitor numbers across the year.”

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