Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS

IWM London
Until 13 November 2016

This display shows how Britain’s armed forces deal with very different aspects of global security, from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to being part of coalition efforts to fight ISIS in the Middle East.

A Tornado GR4/4As used during Operation Shader

Responding to new threats

British forces were deployed to Sierra Leone in 2014 to help organise the response to Ebola, build treatment centres and provide medical staff and security personnel. Also from 2014, other units were deployed to operate against ISIS, including launching air strikes, gathering surveillance and training local opposition forces.

Using the objects and experiences of personnel involved in these two operations, this display shows the complexity of contemporary conflict and security.



IWM London
Lambeth Road
Nearest tube stations:

Waterloo (15 mins)

Elephant and Castle (15 mins)

Please note that Lambeth North station is closed for lift replacement works between 13 July 2016 and mid-February 2017.

Open 10am - 6pm every day

Last admission is at 5.30pm