• 10am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
Soldiers of the British West Indies Regiment, c1916

Until 31 October 2021

West Indian Soldier

Discover the shared military heritage between the UK and the Caribbean in this special exhibition exploring the role of West Indian soldiers in the British Army.

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Army gallery uniform display cases

Army gallery uniform display cases

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The National Army Museum is open with measures in place so you can enjoy your experience here as safely as possible. Entry remains free, but please book a free time slot before visiting.

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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.

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Enjoy a programme of exclusive events, subscription to 'Muster' magazine, a series of walking tours exploring London’s military heritage, and a 15% discount in the Café and Shop.

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Foe to Friend exhibition poster

Foe to Friend exhibition poster

Germany

Exhibition

Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945

More than a million British soldiers have lived and served in Germany over the past 75 years. Follow their evolution from conquerors and occupiers to allies and friends in our free exhibition.

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Story

The Army and the occupation of Germany

In May 1945, following the defeat of Nazi Germany, British troops began occupying and administering a ruined country.

Story

Active Edge: The Army, Germany and the Cold War

Growing tension between East and West soon evolved into the Cold War, prompting a more defensive role for those garrisoned in West Germany.

Soldiers watching air strikes on enemy positions in Musa Qala, 2006

Soldiers watching air strikes on enemy positions in Musa Qala, 2006
Story

War in Afghanistan

On 11 September 2001, al-Qaeda terrorists mounted four co-ordinated attacks on the United States. In response, the US military along with Britain and other allies deployed to Afghanistan to destroy al-Qaeda and punish their Taleban supporters. Western involvement in the region would continue for 20 years.

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‘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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Story

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.

Story

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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