Florence Nightingale was a legend in her own lifetime and one of the most famous women in British history.
During 1914-18, British troops fought the Turks in Mesopotamia. After many setbacks, they finally took Baghdad in March 1917. This marked the high point of a long and tragic campaign fought in a harsh climate.
An SAS soldier's personal survival kit contains many everyday objects. These can be used in ingenious ways, demonstrating both the adaptability and the resourcefulness of the Special Forces.
For a force that fights on land, the British Army has benefitted from some surprisingly aquatic assistance.
The First World War saw a huge rise in the number of drastic facial injuries. This led to the development of modern facial reconstructive surgery.
5 June 2018
Join a curator for a free 20-minute object handling session in one of our galleries.
6 July 2018, 11.30am
Dr Andrea McKenzie discusses the experiences of Canadian nurses during the First World War.
KS1 (Age 5 to 7)
Follow this gallery trail to find out about soldiers' lives during the Crimean War.
KS2 (Age 7 to 11)
Follow this gallery trail to find some amazing objects that have helped soldiers to be superhuman.
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