The bitter struggle that rolled back and forth across the North African desert was the first major Allied victory of the Second World War.
The Ashanti war trumpet on display in Insight gallery is one of many imperial trophies in the National Army Museum's collection.
'The Battle of Isandlwana' is one of our most popular artworks. But before going on display again, the iconic painting needed some TLC: tender loving conservation!
This battle took place on 22-23 January 1879. A huge force of Zulus attacked a small British garrison, but was eventually repelled after more than 12 hours of bitter fighting.
The First World War was the first truly global conflict. It cost the lives of over ten million soldiers worldwide.
The Second World War took place between 1939 and 1945 and was the bloodiest conflict in human history. It split the world's nations into two opposing military alliances, the Allies and the Axis Powers.
Arrogant, unlikeable, but ultimately successful, Field Marshal Montgomery was one of the most prominent British commanders of the Second World War.
KS4-KS5 (Age 14+)
Follow this gallery trail to become a documentary filmmaker exploring the British Empire in Africa.
KS3 (Age 11 to 14)
Discover the diverse range of soldiers who contributed to the British First World War effort in East Africa.
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