• 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Jungle Fighter: Meet Shaam Lal

Indian troops moving ammunition down a slope, Burma, c1944

What was it like to serve in Burma during the Second World War? Meet our live interpretation character Shaam Lal to hear his thoughts on living and fighting in the jungle.

Meet Shaam Lal, an Indian soldier who is serving with the 16th Punjab Regiment in Burma. As he waits for a precious airdrop of supplies, Sepoy Lal is keen to tell you why he joined the Army and to pass on the knowledge he has acquired while serving in the jungle. Watch out for snakes and don't forget to take your anti-malarial medicine!

This live-interpretation performance was filmed at the National Army Museum. The character has been developed using sources from our archive.

This event is part of our VJ75: Never Forgotten series.

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"First time @NAM_London today. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Thought the presentation & interpretation made the subject accessible..."