The Cenotaph in Whitehall, 1919

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Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped they would soon go home. But demobilising so many troops was a huge task. How best to mark the Allied victory and commemorate the fallen also became subjects for debate.

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The Cenotaph in Whitehall, 1919

Peace and commemoration

After the Armistice in November 1918, millions of soldiers hoped they would soon go home. But demobilising so many troops was a huge task. How best to mark the Allied victory and commemorate the fallen also became subjects for debate.

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Scottish poppy

Scottish poppy blooms again

This Scottish poppy, currently on display in Society gallery, dates from the early days of the Poppy Appeal.

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A raiding party in a trench, 1916

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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A soldier en route to Sicily, 1943

Second World War

The Second World War took place between 1939 and 1945 and was the bloodiest conflict in human history.

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Explore Remembrance events

Poppies to remember?
Primary workshop

3 September 2018 - 30 July 2020

FREE

Poppies to remember?

Discover some of the stories of Remembrance held by the Museum, the evolution of the poppy as a symbol, and how it is used today.

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Remembrance poetry workshop
Primary workshop

23 September 2019 - 18 November 2019

FREE

Remembrance poetry workshop

COMING SOON: Develop your poetic vocabulary and powers of description, taking inspiration from our First World War handling collection and archive.

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Remembrance poetry workshop
Secondary workshop

23 September 2019 - 18 November 2019

FREE

Remembrance poetry workshop

COMING SOON: Develop your poetic vocabulary and powers of description, taking inspiration from our First World War handling collection and archive.

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Explore Remembrance 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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Take a view on society's relationship with the army
Video

KS3 (Age 11 to 14)

Take a view on society's relationship with the army

Explore society's opinions of the army, its operations and the soldiers who serve in it, and how and why society's attitudes fluctuate.

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