• 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • 10.30am - 3.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

From the River Kwai to Enola Gay: The Cultural Legacy of the War in the Far East

From the River Kwai to Enola Gay: The Cultural Legacy of the War in the Far East

Peter Francis of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission is joined by experts from the VJ75 partner museums to discuss and explore the cultural legacy of the war in the Far East.

The Museums of the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission present the last of their Virtual VJ Day 75 commemorations.

Join their panel of experts as they discuss the cultural, artistic, commemorative and popular cultural legacy of the war in the Far East.

Why are many of our war films focused on the war in Europe? What about the artistic and poetic response to the conflict? And how is the war, and those who took part in it, remembered today, by whom and where?

The discussion will be chaired by Peter Francis from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

This event is part of our VJ75: Never Forgotten series.

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