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© IWM (EPH 10068) A standard male shaving brush with black, plastic handle and wooden base. One reel of miniature film can be contained within the 'hollowed-out' handle of the brush.
© IWM (EPH 10068) A standard male shaving brush with black, plastic handle and wooden base. One reel of miniature film can be contained within the 'hollowed-out' handle of the brush.
Second World War
Secret War: What you need to know
Find out more about the agencies, military units and individuals who have fought the ‘Secret War’ – and how they address the threats of today.
British infantry silhouetted against the skyline in Kuwait, as the troops prepare for operations in Iraq, 2003.
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Contemporary conflict
Timeline of 20th and 21st Century Wars
Military conflict took place during every year of the 20th Century. There were only short periods of time that the world was free of war. The total number of deaths caused by war during the 20th Century has been estimated at 187 million and is probably higher.
A Bosnian and two Iraqi refugees imposed onto an image of Belgian refugees leaving their homes after the First World War, with the words 'why do refugees leave?'.
First World War
Why do Refugees leave their homes?
Since the First World War, countless lives have been shattered by conflict. Refugees across the globe have had to leave their homes and make journeys to settle somewhere else. This is still happening today. But what drives this displacement? Why do people leave their homes?