“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 […]
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
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
Satirical posters and terrifying statistics make a powerful anti-war case.
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 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
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 British Museum. “But it was London’s Imperial War Museum which saw the most significant increase in visitor numbers across the year.”
How history mixed with fashion in the 40s.
History buffs will be fascinated by this account of D-Day, based on hours of research in the Imperial War Museum, London. The Spectator calls it “Incomparable. The voices speak with utter immediacy of fear, determination, bewilderment,...Show More Summary
The British Army 26th Divisional Ammunition Train get involved in a football match on Christmas Day in Greece in 1915. Photo courtesy of Imperial War Museum Widely remembered as the unofficial cease-fire between British and German troops...Show More Summary
(Photo: Imperial War Museum) During World War I, soldiers were not always fighting. Sometimes, during idle moments, they might work on crafts using materials at hand. Some of these surviving works demonstrate impressive artistic skills, such as this engraved tobacco jar from the British Imperial War Museum. Show More Summary
(Photo: Imperial War Museum) How would a soldier know if his tank was male or female? It would be necessary to make an anatomical inspection. Heavy tanks with cannons were male. Lighter tanks with multiple machine guns were female. Bryn...Show More Summary
Frontier held an Elite: Dangerous premiere event at RAF Duxford Imperial War Museum last Saturday. The gala served as a launching pad for the sci-fi title's final Gamma build and its new iOS companion app. Gamma is open to everyone who...Show More Summary
Armistice Day just passed in this year marking the centenary of the start of World War I, and now there’s news a major public resource on that history may close. The Imperial War Museum (IWM) library in London is reportedly under threat as the institution faces a major budget cut. As the BBC stated, the Prospect trade union “said a £4M [~$6.28M] cut […]
Prince William keeps it dapper in a suit while attending the SkillForce 10th Anniversary Gala Dinner held at the Imperial War Museum on Wednesday (November 12) in London, England. The 32-year-old royal, who is a patron for the charity, met three groups of primary school children from Slough, Norwich and Watford at the event – [...]
Women's Royal Air Force with Dog on Parade, 1918 In honor of Veterans Day today. Via Buzzfeed by way of Imperial War Museums Prints.
This year is the centenary of the beginning of World War I. Visitors to the Imperial War Museum, the National Library of Scotland, the University of Leeds, and other sites have the chance to view special exhibitions associated with the historical event. In each of the displays, several cases are empty. Show More Summary
Here's a photo series from the Imperial War Museum showing a daily life of a wartime housewife - Mrs Olive Day - in London. The photographs show some of the grim realities of living in wartime Britain in 1941. Mrs Day wakes up at 7am at her home in Drayton Gardens, South Kensington. Show More Summary
The American Air Museum, which is part of Britain's Imperial War Museum, has launched a new wiki-style website designed to allow members of the public to help identify the service men and women depicted in the site's online galleries. Show More Summary