New IWM exhibition – From Street to Trench

IWM’s new exhibition, launching Saturday 5 April at IWM North, will reveal hundreds of remarkable First World War life stories from the North West.

Two soldiers from the Lancashire Fusiliers in a flooded communication trench. Image © Imperial War Museums Q 4662.

Two soldiers from the Lancashire Fusiliers in a flooded communication trench. Image © Imperial War Museums Q 4662.

The largest exhibition of its kind, From Street To Trench: A World War That Shaped A Region brings together over 200 personal objects, films, sound recordings, photographs, artworks and letters. The displays include items from IWM’s unrivalled national collections and from personal public donated items, many of which have never been on public display before.

From poet Wilfred Owen and Clement Attlee who went on to become Prime Minister, to Victoria Cross recipients and first-hand accounts by civilians on the home front – this exhibition helps to uncover the remarkable experiences of individuals through previously unpublished and personal items.

Help us to uncover more about their stories

Many of the personal stories behind the objects in the From Street to Trench exhibition will be remembered in Lives of the First World War, and we need your help to expand on what we already know and preserve their stories for future generations.

Can you help us to uncover more about the life stories of people like Cheshire soldier John Davies, whose VC medal will be on display in the exhibition, when Lives of the First World War launches this Spring?

Read our blog post on researching the life stories behind the exhibition.

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