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In the aftermath of the Second World War the young men of Britain were called up to meet the new challenges faced by the nation in a rapidly changing world.

Our new display explores the contribution of Britain's post-war National Service conscripts as they moved from civilian to soldier.

Personal stories of endless drilling and gruelling inspections are contrasted with detail on how such a range of difficult commitments sent these young men to far-flung corners of the world.

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