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Catch up with the running series of conversations and debates we've been streaming online over recent weeks. Our guests have included authors and historians, as well as serving Army personnel.

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Queen Elizabeth opens the National Army Museum at Sandhurst, 15 July 1960

60th anniversary


A brief history of the National Army Museum

In April 1960, the National Army Museum was founded by Royal Charter. To mark the 60th anniversary, this video takes you on a whistle-stop tour of the Museum's origins and evolution.

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A history of the National Army Museum in a dozen donations

Most of the objects in the Collection are in public ownership because of the generosity of individuals or organisations who have donated them.

Flushing engine cleansing infected houses, Bombay, 1897


The Bombay plague

The Army’s support has been evident throughout the Covid-19 crisis. But this isn't the first time soldiers have helped combat disease. In 1896, troops attempted to stem a deadly outbreak of bubonic plague in Bombay.

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Soldiers of the Queen’s Gurkha Engineer Regiment help build Nightingale Hospital, 27 March 2020


In case of emergency

As soldiers are mobilised to help public services deal with the coronavirus pandemic, we explore how Britain has often had to rely upon the Army at times of emergency.

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Bandsmen of the 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers, Ireland, 1917


Irish soldiers' records

Search the enlistment books of the five British Army regiments disbanded on the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922.

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‘The German offensive. British guns going forward’, 1918

First World War


First World War in Focus

Discover the national and global impact of the First World War and hear the stories of men and women whose lives were affected by the conflict.

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Second Lieutenant Noel Evans

A collection of letters and photographs reveals the story of 19-year-old Second Lieutenant Noel Evans and the tragic timing of his death on the morning the Armistice was signed.


Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped to be home soon. But demobilisation was a huge task. How best to mark the victory and commemorate the fallen was also hotly debated.

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