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Procession bringing the Unknown Warrior to be laid to rest in Westminster Abbey, 1920

Stories and Events

The Unknown Warrior

Owing to current lockdown regulations, we're unable to welcome you into our exhibition telling the story of the Unknown Warrior. But you can still explore many of its themes and objects online.

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Army gallery uniform display cases

Army gallery uniform display cases

Covid-19 update

Museum news

The National Army Museum is closed until the New Year now that London has entered the highest tier of local restrictions. We look forward to welcoming you back as soon as the situation allows.

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Virtual events

Always open online

Missed any of the conversations and debates we've been streaming over recent months? Catch up online at any time. Guests have included bestselling authors and historians, as well as serving Army personnel.

Captain Rushby practising dentistry on a patient in the front line, Tunisia, February 1943

Captain Rushby practising dentistry on a patient in the front line, Tunisia, February 1943
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Royal Army Dental Corps

Since its formation 100 years ago in January 1921, the Royal Army Dental Corps has taken care of the British Army’s teeth, whether in barracks or on active operations.

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Coming soon from the National Army Museum

'The March of the Guards towards Scotland in the year 1745'

'The March of the Guards towards Scotland in the year 1745'
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‘Watch and Be Sober’: The story of Army temperance

As many of us contemplate a ‘dry January’, we take a look at a collection of medals demonstrating soldiers' efforts to resist the temptation of the demon drink.

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Civilians gather around British tanks outside Hamburg rail station, May 1945

Civilians gather around British tanks outside Hamburg rail station, May 1945

Foe to Friend

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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.

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Active Edge: The Army, Germany and the Cold War

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.

‘The German offensive. British guns going forward’, 1918

‘The German offensive. British guns going forward’, 1918

First World War

Microsite

First World War in Focus

Discover the national and global impact of the First World War and hear the stories of men and women whose lives were affected by the conflict.

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Second Lieutenant Noel Evans

A collection of letters and photographs reveals the story of 19-year-old Second Lieutenant Noel Evans and the tragic timing of his death on the morning the Armistice was signed.

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Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped to be home soon. But demobilisation was a huge task. How best to mark the victory and commemorate the fallen was also hotly debated.

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