IWM Blog

  • Working Lives and Memories of the Home Front
    War generates unique and unexpected experiences in civilians’ ordinary lives. But war can also exist as a surprisingly uneventful setting for everyday working lives.
  • Resistance to the First World War Conference
    Over the weekend of 18-20 March an international conference took place in Leeds, focusing on resistance to the First World War.
  • Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS
    Since 2009 IWM has been running a project to collect the experiences of British military personnel serving in contemporary conflicts.
  • 'The Day After' 1983: real and imagined nuclear attack in the Cold War
    On the evening of November 20 1983, 100 million Americans settled down to watch Nicholas Meyer's made-for-TV film The Day After. The film’s focus was a familiarly normal community in rural Eastern Kansas in the lead up to, and aftermath of, nuclear war.
  • The Imperial War Museum Sound Collection
    As we look forward to the New Year and begin to plan the various projects which will keep us busy over 2016, it is always useful to take a step back and consider the progress already made.
  • Remembering Far East Captivity and the Aftermath: 70 Years On
    2015 has been a poignant year. Seventy years after the end of the Second World War, veterans and their families came together throughout the summer to reflect, remember and renew their commitment to sharing the stories of wartime.
  • Popular History, Publicity and Film at IWM
    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, staff at IWM engaged with popular forms of history in order to publicise its collections, exhibitions and research facilities. In particular, the use of film in understanding history was increasingly significant in attracting public audiences, and as a subject for debate in universities.