Thursday 20 September 2018

'Lives are being lost'

'Lives are being lost'

The minutes before and after the Armistice that ended the First World War at 11am on 11 November 1918 were recorded in an image showing artillery activity on the American front near the River Moselle.

It's a fascinating record of one moment at the close of the First World War but how did the technology behind this image actually work?

Visit Making a New World at IWM London to experience a re-imagining of what the end of the First World War sounded like, based on the sound ranging tape featured in this video. 

 

Making A New World

British POWs reach Tournai
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Making A New World
Our season explores how the First World War has shaped the society we live in today through a programme of free exhibitions, alongside immersive live music, performance and public debates.
Installation view of Moments of Silence at IWM London
© IWM
Exhibition
Moments of Silence

IWM London

Until 31 March 2019