2 April to 14 June 2022

IWM London

Free event with general admission

From April, IWM London will mark the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict.

New exhibits will include items from IWM’s rich collection that will go on display for the very first time and highlight eyewitness accounts of the conflict.

 Soldiers of 1/7th Duke of Edinburgh's Own Gurkha Rifles with a captured Argentine Rheinmetall twin 20mm Anti Aircraft gun.
© IWM FKD 260

Images taken by professional photographer Paul RG Haley, who covered the conflict for Soldier Magazine, will be on display. His photographs reflect the varied experiences of British and Argentinian forces on the Islands and capture pivotal moments in the campaign, such as the landings at San Carlos and the advance to Port Stanley. Many of Haley’s photographs have never been displayed before.

Two soldiers lie on their stomachs, probing the ground in front of them with mine detectors. The section of the beach around them is cordoned off by a flimsy wire fence.
© IWM Art.IWM ART 15530 59

In addition, drawings by Linda Kitson, who was the first female artist commissioned by IWM to accompany troops into conflict, will be displayed alongside clothing, equipment and testimony of her time following British forces

Learn more about how Imperial War Museums are marking the 40th anniversary of the Falklands Conflict here.