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Telling the story of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict.
Telling the story of those who have lived, fought and died in conflict.

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Discover the truth and history behind the iconic 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster and its resurgence in recent years: http://ow.ly/3mXb30go39Q
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Head to #HMSBelfast for a great day out for the kids this half term - learn how the navy communicated: http://bit.ly/2xDeXlg
Signals at Sea
Signals at Sea
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West End or Western Front? Learn more about the importance of theatre at home and abroad during the First World War http://ow.ly/6UN230fKsuS

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On #WorldChocolateDay, we're sharing this image of sailors in Singapore giving up their chocolate ration to a group of children. Did you know that chocolate was known as "nutty" in the Navy? Come aboard #HMSBelfast to learn more about life at sea: http://bit.ly/2xmdDDa

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Just one month to go until Age of Terror: Art Since 9/11 opens at #IWMLondon. See the UK’s first major exhibition of artists’ responses to war and conflict since the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001. Age of Terror: Art since 9/11 will feature more than 40 British and international artists, including Ai Weiwei, Grayson Perry, Gerhard Richter, Jenny Holzer, Mona Hatoum, Alfredo Jaar, Coco Fusco and Jake & Dinos Chapman. Opens 26 October. Book now: http://ow.ly/d9vI30fqyt4 #AgeofTerrorArt

Ai Weiwei, Surveillance Camera with Plinth, 2015 © Ai Weiwei Studio; Courtesy Lisson Gallery
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Even amidst the worst of the Western Front, the little things helped give a semblance of normality. This photograph, taken #OnThisDay 1917 during the Third Battle of Ypres, or Passchendaele, shows an anti-aircraft gunner of the Royal Artillery bathing his feet in a shell-hole at Pilckem Ridge. Visit our First World War Galleries to learn more about life at the Front. http://ow.ly/8pNc30foMVH

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This photograph, taken #OnThisDay 1917, shows an Australian Battalion having tea and food in the first support trench on the evening before the battle on Westhoek Ridge. Learn more about Passchendaele: http://ow.ly/w1qt30fekds
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It was a pirate's life aboard HMS Indomitable when she hosted a pirate-themed children's party in the summer of 1952. #TalkLikeAPirateDay

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This photograph, taken #OnThisDay 100 years ago in 1917, shows female workers gathered at Ibrox Park for an investiture ceremony during King George V's visit to Glasgow. Visit the museum to discover the stories of ordinary people whose lives have been affected by conflict from the First World War to the present day.

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#OnThisDay, 15 September 1940, now known as ‘Battle of Britain Day’, the most decisive fighting of the Battle of Britain took place. The Luftwaffe launched another massive assault, carrying out air raids on London, Portland and Southampton. However, after re-grouping following a change in German tactics, the RAF were in a strong position to meet the threat, resulting in an overwhelming defeat for the Luftwaffe.

The Duxford Battle of Britain Air Show brings to life Duxford’s finest hour as an important Second World War fighter station defending Great Britain from aerial attack in 1940. Flying springs into action in just a week on Saturday 23 – Sunday 24 September. Kids go free. Be part of it, book now: http://bit.ly/2x1OQB3

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