Monday 15 June 2020

Why were letters so important in the First World War?

Discover the story of the nine year old with a plan, a soldier who shared his experiences with his parents and a young woman who was proud to do her bit for the war effort. 

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Trench Tales: Part Two

Trench Tales: Part Two

Part of the Adventures in History series created during the UK lockdown in Spring 2020.  

Curriculum Links and Learning Topics

First World War, Trenches, Source Analysis, Women in Wartime


Trench Tales Quiz

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Trench Tales Quiz

It’s time to put that knowledge to the test and see how much you have remembered in our truly tricky Tales from the Trenches quiz!

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Life in the trenches

A Royal Irish Fusilier attempts to draw the fire of a Turkish sniper to reveal the enemy position, Gallipoli, 1915.
Trench Warfare.

Life in the trenches

What was it like to fight in the trenches?

IWM has created resources based on real stories of those who were there.

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Book A Visit to IWM

IWM London Exterior shot
IWM London
School visits to IWM London
From the moment you step into the iconic atrium, to the countless discoveries awaiting you in the award-winning galleries, IWM London examines the continuing influence of war on our world.
IWM North landscape view
IWM North
School visits to IWM North
Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, IWM North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.
IWM Duxford Showcase
IWM Duxford
School visits to IWM Duxford
Walk through the same hangars and buildings as those who served at RAF Duxford. See aircraft take to the skies from the airfield that Spitfires first flew. And get up close to over a century of aviation with hundreds of aircraft and objects on display.