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What's on at the National Army Museum

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Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945
Exhibition

12 September 2020 - 1 July 2021

FREE

Foe to Friend

More than a million British soldiers have lived and served in Germany over the past 75 years. Immerse yourself in their stories and follow their evolution from conquerors and occupiers to allies and friends.

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Procession bringing the Unknown Warrior to be laid to rest in Westminster Abbey, 1920
Exhibition

20 October 2020 - 14 February 2021

FREE

Buried Among Kings

Our exhibition telling the story of the Unknown Warrior, to mark the centenary of his burial at Westminster Abbey, is currently closed.

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The burning of Belsen Concentration Camp, Germany, May 1945
Discussion

28 January 2021, 7.00pm

FREE

From Liberation to Occupation

Join us for a virtual panel discussion examining the liberation of Nazi concentration camps by Allied forces, the impact on the soldiers involved, and the influence on Allied attitudes towards the German people.

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'The Veterans Tale' book cover
Talk

29 January 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

The Veterans’ Tale: British Military Memoirs of the Second World War

In this online talk, Frances Houghton explores how British veterans have remembered, understood and shared their experiences of the Second World War.

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Life Raft Bay, Falkland Islands
Members Only

2 February 2021, 6.30pm

FREE

From the Sea, Freedom: The Falklands Conflict, 1982 (Lecture 2/2)

Colonel John Crosland CBE MC, Lieutenant Colonel Philip Neame MBE and Lieutenant General Sir Cedric Delves KBE DSO were all sub-unit commanders. They will tell the story of the action they saw across the Falklands archipelago in 1982.

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'The Skull of Alum Bheg' book cover
Talk

5 February 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

The Skull of Alum Bheg and the Uprising of 1857

Join Professor Kim A Wagner online as he uses the story of a grisly war-trophy to explore the history of British rule in India and the Uprising of 1857.

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King George V and Queen Mary embark on the boat for home, c1917
Talk

12 February 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

George V and the Great War

Discover the role played by King George V during and after the First World War in this online talk with Alexandra Churchill.

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Tug-of-war contest, 4th (Uganda) Battalion, King's African Rifles Sports Day, c1956
Talk

19 February 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

‘Playing the Greater Game’: Britain, War and the Sporting Metaphor

Discover the links between the sporting and military worlds in the British imagination from the colonial campaigns of the Victorian age to the War on Terror.

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Walls and Wire: Virtual Tour
Tour

25 February 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

Walls and Wire: Virtual Tour

Learn about the British soldiers serving on the front line of the Cold War in this virtual guided tour of our special exhibition.

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Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel) Tim Purbrick in the desert during the Gulf War, 1991
In Conversation

26 February 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

Desert Storm: 30 Years On

Join Dr Peter Johnston in conversation with Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick as they mark 30 years since the ground phase of the Gulf War.

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'From Boer War to World War' book cover
Talk

5 March 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

The Boer War

Join award-winning historian Spencer Jones online as he explores the events of the Boer War and considers the legacy of this conflict for Britain and her army.

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Aerial view of Brompton Cemetery
Walking Tour

10 March 2021, 11.00am

£15.00

Victoria Cross Recipients at Brompton Cemetery

This stroll weaves along the pathways of the Grade I listed cemetery following tales of fame, fortune and heroism.

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