Permanent

IWM Duxford

Exhibit access with General Admission

At the far end of the IWM Duxford site, the Land Warfare exhibition features scores of artillery pieces, tanks, trucks and other military vehicles to tell the story of mechanisation of warfare.

Wander through themed landscapes to discover how fighting on the land has changed from the First World War through to modern conflicts.

What's Inside?

  • Mony's Caravan display in Land Warfare
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    Monty's Caravans

    Explore Field Marshal ‘Monty’ Montgomery's three command caravans, used during the Second World War in North West Europe.

     

    These mobile headquarters allowed Montgomery to be close to the frontline and became his office, bedroom and map room during conflict.

  • The Forgotten War
    The Forgotten War

    In 1942, the Japanese Army invaded Burma, many of the men who fought in the Far East consider themselves to have been part of a 'forgotten army'.

     

    Allied troops endured over three years of brutal fighting, often in extreme terrain and menaced by severe weather and the threat of disease. Fighting in the jungle placed different requirements on weaponry and equipment.

     

  • The Normandy Experience
    The Normandy Experience

    Discover what the invasion of 1944 would have been like from the point of view of the people who took part and the equipment they used. Listen to the audio reconstruction of what it would have been like on D-Day itself. 

Captain Sir Tom at 100

See one hundred of the cards Captain Sir Tom received on his milestone birthday on display in Land Warfare. Then visit ‘The Forgotten War’ part of this permanent exhibition to learn more about the conflict in Burma, where Captain Tom served during the Second World War.

Partner Museums

As you make your way around Land Warfare you will come across two of our partner museums:

  • East Anglian Regiment Museum
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    Royal Anglian Regiment Museum

    The Royal Anglian Regiment is the Regiment of the ten Counties of East Anglia and the East Midlands.  It was the first Large Regiment of Infantry in the British Army.

     

    Find displays, information and services related to The Royal Anglian Regiment.

  • Cambridge Regiment display case at IWM Duxford
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    The Cambridgeshire Regiment Exhibition

    This records the regiment's proud hundred-year history before it helped to form the Royal Anglian Regiment in the 1960s.