A member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in a graveyard at Etaples, France, 1918

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17 November 2018, 9.30am - 5.00pm

A Century of Remembrance

Join us for a conference on how the First World War has been remembered over the past 100 years. Hear from an international panel of experts and learn more about how and why we remember.

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Explore Remembrance stories

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 - 23 July 2019

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
Secondary workshop

29 October 2018 - 30 November 2018

FREE

Remembrance poetry workshop

Join our poet-in-residence to 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
Primary workshop

29 October 2018 - 30 November 2018

FREE

Remembrance poetry workshop

Join our poet-in-residence to develop your poetic vocabulary and powers of description taking inspiration from our First World War handling collection and archive.

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A Century of Remembrance
Conference

17 November 2018, 9.30am

£12.50

A Century of Remembrance

Join us for a conference on how the First World War has been remembered over the past 100 years. Hear from an international panel of experts and learn more about how and why we remember.

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Sunday MASSive: Verdi's Requiem
Performance

18 November 2018, 7.30pm

£30.00

Sunday MASSive: Verdi's Requiem

The GAFA Arts Collective presents a series of choral concerts to mark the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

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Kids in Museums Takeover Day
Workshop

22 November 2018, 10.15am

FREE

Kids in Museums Takeover Day

Join us for storytelling, craft and rhyme-time inspired by animals of the First World War and devised by local primary school children.

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Remembering sacrifice: Identifying unrecorded war casualties
Talk

23 November 2018, 11.30am

FREE

Remembering sacrifice: Identifying unrecorded war casualties

Join Emma Worrall to find out more about the work of the National Army Museum's War Graves Adjudication Unit.

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First World War animal crafts
Workshop

24 November 2018

FREE

First World War animal crafts

Create a paper puppet, make your own 'Top Trumps' and discover more about the animals that worked in the First World War at this free family workshop.

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Sunday MASSive: Brahms' Requiem
Performance

25 November 2018, 7.30pm

£30.00

Sunday MASSive: Brahms' Requiem

The GAFA Arts Collective presents a series of choral concerts to mark the centenary of the 1918 influenza pandemic.

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Memories from the Frontline
Talk

30 November 2018, 11.30am

FREE

Memories from the Frontline

Jerry Palmer will show how soldiers' personal accounts of their experiences have helped shape public memory of the First World War.

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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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