British raiding party await the word to go, 1916
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First World War

The First World War was the first truly global conflict. It cost the lives of over ten million soldiers worldwide.

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Allenby's checkmate: Jerusalem to victory in the Middle East, 1918
Talk

23 February 2018, 11.30am

FREE

Allenby's checkmate: Jerusalem to victory in the Middle East, 1918

Robert Fleming will discuss the final months of the First World War in the Middle East.

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'Eve in Khaki': Women and the British Army, 1917-48
Talk

2 March 2018, 11.30am

FREE

'Eve in Khaki': Women and the British Army, 1917-48

Professor Lucy Noakes discusses the key role women played in Britain in both world wars.

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Kipling's 'The Eyes of Asia'
Talk

7 March 2018, 6.00pm

FREE

Kipling's 'The Eyes of Asia'

Join historian, broadcaster and author, Charles Allen, for a talk on Rudyard Kipling's final fictional work on India.

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Researching women and the military
Conference

9 March 2018, 2.00pm

FREE

Researching women and the military

Spend an afternoon exploring current research on women and the military around the world.

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The British Army and its Intelligence Corps, 1904-40
Talk

30 March 2018, 11.30am

FREE

The British Army and its Intelligence Corps, 1904-40

Dr Jim Beach discusses the history of the Intelligence Corps.

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Explore First World War learning resources

Remembrance
Trail

KS1 (Age 5 to 7)

Remembrance

Follow this gallery trail to find out how and why people remember those who have served in wars.

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A soldier's life
Trail

KS2 (Age 7 to 11)

A soldier's life

Follow this gallery trail to find out what life was really like for a soldier in the First World War.

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First World War
Trail

KS3-KS5 (Age 11+)

First World War

Follow this gallery trail to become an architect designing a new memorial to those who served in the First World War.

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The story of conscription
Video

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

The story of conscription

Explore the story of conscription from its origins before the First World War, through National Service and beyond.

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Easter Rising 1916
Video

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

Easter Rising 1916

Watch experts from museums in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland sharing their thoughts on objects from our Easter Rising collection.

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Commonwealth soldiers in Palestine
Video

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

Commonwealth soldiers in Palestine

This video explores the surprising and diverse range of soldiers from all over the Empire, Commonwealth and Dominions who contributed to the British First World War effort in Palestine.

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Commonwealth soldiers in East Africa
Video

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

Commonwealth soldiers in East Africa

Discover the surprising and diverse range of soldiers who contributed to the British First World War effort in East Africa.

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Commonwealth soldiers on the Western Front
Video

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

Commonwealth soldiers on the Western Front

Discover the surprising and diverse range of soldiers who contributed to the British First World War effort on the Western Front.

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