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Soldier in a field bathing a baby goat, c1940
In Conversation

13 August 2020, 7.30pm

FREE

Capturing a Story: Inspiring Photography

Learn how archival material can inspire your next creative project in this live virtual event.

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Recruits of 17th Dogra Regiment await kit inspection, Jullunder, India, c1944
In Conversation

13 August 2020, 12.00pm

FREE

India at War

Join historian Yasmin Khan in conversation with journalist and author Shrabani Basu as they discuss India’s role in the Second World War.

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Askaris of 11th East African Division brewing tea in the jungle, Burma, c1944
In Conversation

14 August 2020, 2.00pm

FREE

Commonwealth Contribution in the Far East

Join General Lord Richards, Grand President of the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League, in conversation with Dr Peter Johnston as they explore the contribution of Commonwealth soldiers during the Far East campaign.

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Levison Wood (left) with his dad Lev Wood Senior
Screening

14 August 2020, 7.00pm

FREE

Levison Wood: My Grandfather's War

Author and explorer Levison Wood discovers the story of his grandfather's wartime service in Burma through family memorabilia and National Army Museum archives.

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Soldiers of Empire book cover
In Conversation

14 August 2020, 12.00pm

FREE

Soldiers of Empire

Join Professor Tarak Barkawi as he explores how the soldiers of the British Indian Army were made, and what motivated them to fight during the Second World War.

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Total War display, Battle gallery, National Army Museum
Tour

14 August 2020, 11.00am

FREE

Guided Tour: Far East Campaign

Join Robert McLean from our Visitor Experience team on a virtual tour of the galleries, exploring the story of the Far East campaign through the objects on display.

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The building of the bridge over the River Kwai taken by a prisoner of war, c1943
In Conversation

15 August 2020, 12.00pm

FREE

Memories of the Burma Railway

Join historian Julie Summers and Geoff Gill from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in conversation with Emma Mawdsley on the treatment and conditions of prisoners of war working on the Thai-Burma Railway.

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Sir Tom Moore and Joseph Hammond
In Conversation

15 August 2020, 4.00pm

FREE

Soldiers' Stories: Veterans in Conversation

In this exclusive online event, join Second World War veterans Captain Sir Tom Moore and Private Joseph Hammond in conversation with Dr Peter Johnston of the National Army Museum.

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Never Forgotten: The War in the Far East and in Modern Memory
Discussion

15 August 2020, 2.00pm

FREE

Never Forgotten: The War in the Far East and in Modern Memory

Join historians from the four VJ75 partner organisations as they explore the road to Victory over Japan and discuss how it is remembered in myth and memory.

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Indian troops moving ammunition down a slope, Burma, c1944
Performance

15 August 2020, 11.00am

FREE

Jungle Fighter: Meet Shaam Lal

What was it like to serve in the Burma as part of the Indian Army? Meet our live interpretation character Shaam Lal to hear his thoughts on living and fighting in the jungle.

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From the River Kwai to Enola Gay: The Cultural Legacy of the War in the Far East
Discussion

16 August 2020, 2.00pm

FREE

From the River Kwai to Enola Gay: The Cultural Legacy of the War in the Far East

Peter Francis of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is joined by experts from the VJ75 partner museums to discuss and explore the cultural legacy of the war in the Far East.

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A scene from 'Arabian Nights', 1918
In Conversation

20 August 2020, 7.30pm

FREE

From One Theatre to Another: Soldiers and the Stage

This virtual live event explores the role of theatre and performance in military life, especially in boosting troops’ morale.

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