Peace and Security: 1945 - 2015
Your Britain, Noah's Ark
During the war Hazel James was evacuated to the country. Her father, Robert, was on active service. Separated from his family, he used wood from old cigar boxes and the straps of army kit bags to make Hazel this Noah’s Ark toy set.
Two by two, a host of animals joined Noah and his wife in the boat. Robert James hand-painted them all, looking forward, like Noah, to a time when the world would be at peace again and his family would be safely together.
Saddam Hussein mural, detail © IWM