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New War Horse app launched

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Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling children’s novel War Horse has already been transformed into an exhibition, film and play. Now it’s an interactive app too!

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Artist’s representation of Remembrance goes on display

'War Horse' by Sally Hyslop, 2011

From this week visitors to our War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition will be able to see a new addition on display – a unique cubist drawing from celebrated equine artist Sally Hyslop.

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Morpurgo’s myth revealed

After 20 years, Michael Morpurgo reveals the hidden truth behind the opening lines of his hugely popular novel War Horse, in a warm and humorous interview with Clare Balding.

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Visitors’ Views

Whether you’re a fan of the book, play or film; if you saw the exhibition or if you have a personal connection to the subject matter, we’d love to hear what you have to say.

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One more day to go!

Museum staff hanging the 'War Horse: Fact & Fiction' exhibition banner

Only one day to go now before the War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition opens to the public and we’re all very excited here at the National Army Museum.

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Rolling out the red carpet

HRH The Duchess of Corwall and Michael Morpurgo at the 'War Horse: Fact & Fiction' exhibition

Last night the National Army Museum rolled out the red carpet to celebrate the new War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition. With only three days to go until the official public launch date we invited our closest friends and supporters to have an early peek at what’s in store.

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Jimson the mule

Jimson the mule

Many of the animals who have served with the Army have passed through history unnamed and under-appreciated by their troops. However, there is one plucky mule who was so loved by his regiment that they brought him home and even gave him medals for his service.

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War Horse sculpture

War Horse sculpture being installed in the gallery

Scottish artist Laura Antebi drove all the way from Ayrshire to deliver a very special piece for our exhibition. Laura won the commission to create a unique horse sculpture for the Museum back in June 2011.

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Sketches from the silver screen

Equine sketch by Ali Bannister used in the War Horse film.

Equine artist Ali Bannister popped into the Museum last week to drop off some very special objects for the War Horse: Fact & Fiction exhibition. Ali has just finished work on the set of Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming blockbuster War Horse.

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Sergeant Peake’s coat

Sergeant Frederick Peake and the coatee he wore in the Charge of the Light Brigade, 1854

One of the exhibition’s most intriguing pieces has been installed this afternoon – the damaged coatee worn by Sergeant Frederick Peake during the Charge of the Light Brigade.

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