Tag Archives: Imperial War Museums

100 years of Imperial War Museums

IWM was founded on 5 March 1917 while the First World War was still being fought. The museum was formed not as a monument to military glory, but as a record of the toil and sacrifice of those who had … Continue reading

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“The only boy I love” – a poignant story for Valentine’s Day

During the First World War, letter writing was the main form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones, helping to ease the pain of separation. The British Army Postal Service delivered around 2 billion letters during the war. In … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our Supporters, Members and Friends! Thank you for all your wonderful contributions to Lives of the First World War over the past year, and for helping us to remember the toil and sacrifice … Continue reading

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Royal Flying Corp and RAF Records added to Lives of the First World War

  Yesterday at IWM Duxford we announced records for the Royal Flying Corp (RFC) and Royal Air Force (RAF) have now been added to Lives of the First World War. This November, we need your help to remember those who … Continue reading

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The Great War: The People’s Story

Starting this Sunday New ITV series The Great War: The People’s Story will tell the First World War experiences of ordinary people in their own words. Find out how you can use Lives of the First World War to learn more about the … Continue reading

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IWM London re-opens 19 July

With IWM London re-opening to the public this weekend, find out how you can use Lives of the First World War to enrich your visit. IWM London tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war and conflict. On 19 … Continue reading

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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. The largest exhibition of its kind, From Street To Trench: A World War That Shaped A … Continue reading

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Women and the aerial war

Over the course of the First World War there were increasing pressures from women for their own uniformed services to assist the war effort. As a result by the end of the war women were serving in the army, navy, and … Continue reading

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Introducing – Operation War Diary

Ahead of the launch of Lives of the First World War, we need your help exploring a previously untapped resource which could help us to discover and remember the incredible life stories of the men and women who fought in … Continue reading

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