More than a million British soldiers have lived and served in Germany over the past 75 years. Immerse yourself in their stories and follow their evolution from conquerors and occupiers to allies and friends.
One hundred years ago, the Unknown Warrior was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey. Our exhibition tells the story of this symbolic memorial dedicated to the British service personnel who died during the First World War.
Join Shrabani Basu as she recounts the riveting story of Noor Inayat Khan, who served as a British secret agent during the Second World War.
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The British Army in Germany since 1945
The Army and the occupation of Germany
In May 1945, British troops began occupying and administering a ruined country. They also hunted war criminals, rebuilt industry and helped displaced persons, while learning to live and work alongside recent enemies.
In 1945, British troops occupied Germany alongside their wartime Soviet allies. But in the years that followed, growing tension between East and West evolved into the Cold War, prompting a more defensive role for those garrisoned in West Germany.
Marquess of Granby: The benevolent soldier
John Manners, Marquess of Granby, was one of Britain's greatest generals. To mark the 250th anniversary of his death, we explore his career and his enduring popular appeal.