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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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The Relief of the Light Brigade, 25 October 1854
Tour

19 May 2021, 7.30pm

£25.00

Virtual Battlefield Tour: Balaklava

Witness the battlefield at Balaklava like never before in this special virtual tour led by Crimean War expert, Patrick Mercer.

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German paratroops and their equipment descend from aircraft, Crete, 20 May 1941
Members Only

20 May 2021, 6.30pm

FREE

The Battle of Crete: Defeat and Defiance (Virtual Tour 1/2)

Join historian Glyn Prysor and author Rick Stroud who will tell the story of the battle, exploring some of the locations today in a virtual battlefield tour.

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Soldiers of 12 Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery, in their NBC or ‘Noddy’ suits, 1978
In Conversation

21 May 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

Preparing for Nuclear War in the British Army

Dr Simon J Moody will examine how the Cold War nuclear threat affected the British Army’s training, war doctrine and purpose.

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Parachute adventures
Workshop

22 May 2021, 10.30am

FREE

Parachute Adventures

Design a parachute, prepare for your mission and attempt to land safely on our Giant Parachute Drop Zone.

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'SAS Great Escapes' book cover
Book Launch

25 May 2021, 7.00pm

FREE

SAS Great Escapes

Join bestselling author Damien Lewis in this online event as he recounts the stories of seven incredible escapes made by SAS soldiers during the Second World War.

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Royal Artillery Memorial, Hyde Park, London
Walking Tour

26 May 2021, 11.00am

£15.00

Westminster at War

This gentle march will take in the military sites of Westminster, exploring how the city of London has fought and defended itself.

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British vehicles pass through a Greek column, 1941
Members Only

27 May 2021, 6.30pm

FREE

The Battle of Crete: Defeat and Defiance (Virtual Tour 2/2)

Join author Rick Stroud and historian Glyn Prysor who continue the story of life in Crete after the German invasion.

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'Checkmate in Berlin' book cover
Book Launch

27 May 2021, 7.00pm

FREE

Checkmate in Berlin

Join Giles Milton as he launches his new book, revealing how events in post-war Berlin began the Cold War and shaped the modern world.

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Lance Corporai Johnston and Private Castell, West India Regiment, c1888
Talk

28 May 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

Picturing the West India Regiments

Join Dr Melissa Bennett as she explores the story of the West India Regiments and considers what we can learn about these soldiers from historic photographs.

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Map of Germany from the Cold War era showing zones of occupation
Workshop

2 - 4 June 2021, 10.30am

FREE

Codebreaker Challenge

Can you crack the code, save the secrets and stop the Cold War from getting hot?

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Cavalrymen resting in a shell hole during the Battle of the Scarpe, April 1917
Talk

4 June 2021, 12.00pm

FREE

British Army Horse Power in the Great War

Join Lucy Betteridge-Dyson as she explores the vital role that horses and mules played in the British Army’s efforts during the First World War.

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