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Gassed: creativity out of destruction

John Singer Sargent’s painting Gassed is amongst the most well known in the Imperial War Museums’ art collection. Measuring over 2 x 6 metres (7 ft x 20 ft), this vast artwork depicts the horrific effects of mustard gas on the body, which often caused … Continue reading

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100 years since the beginning of the German Spring Offensives

The German Spring Offensives, which began on 21 March 1918, represented a calculated gamble for Germany in trying to tip the balance on the Western Front once and for all. British and Allied troops were met with a huge concentration of German … Continue reading

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Remembering a local nurse

  On 21 April  1919, Newcastle’s John Ogg replied to a request from the Imperial War Museum for a photograph of his daughter Kate. It was the day before what would have been her 32nd birthday. She had died just … Continue reading

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Researching the stories behind From Street to Trench

In our first guest blog, IWM’s Charlotte Czyzyk writes about researching the life stories behind the brand new From Street to Trench exhibition. For the past year, I have worked as a Researcher on the special exhibition From Street to Trench: A … Continue reading

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Women War Workers of the First World War

In the our second post celebrating International Women’s Day, we look at the life story of Lottie Meade, who worked on the home front during the First World War. The recruitment of men en masse to serve in the armed … Continue reading

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Faces of the First World War

Can you help us uncover the life story of Captain C Archer (pictured above) and millions like him, and remember them in Lives of the First World War? IWM’s Faces of the First World War is a great place to start. A series of photos collected … Continue reading

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