Last updated: 13 May 2013
Six new items relating to the Army’s current deployment in Afghanistan have gone on display in the Conflicts of Interest gallery.
This month six new items relating to the British Army’s current deployment in Afghanistan have gone on public display in the Museum’s Conflicts of Interest gallery. The items include ‘lucky charm’ bracelets, identification badges as well as an Afghan schoolbook from the Soviet era.
These new objects help tell some of the diverse personal stories of army medics and soldiers as well as Afghan schoolchildren. The items, such as the memorial wristband for Corporal David Barnsdale who was killed in an IED (improvised explosive device) strike in 2010, reflect the impact and legacy of the Army in Afghanistan.
Conflicts of Interest is a gallery dedicated to exploring the issues around modern conflicts from 1969 to the present day. The inclusion of new items and interviews is central to ensuring that the exhibition remains relevant and offers visitors new experiences.
Listen to excerpts from an interview with Captain Daniel Hinxman, who kindly lent the Afghan schoolbook to the Museum.