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Watch this short film to find out how our conservation team have cleaned and restored our First World War Observation Tree in time for the opening of our new First World War Galleries in July 2014.

The British camouflage tree observation post is one of the more unusual items in our collections – the museum acquired this tree in 1918 and it is believed to be one of only two in museums in the world. Find out more.

 

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The British Camouflage Tree

The British camouflage tree observation post. Image © IWM (FEQ 854)

This British camouflage tree observation post is one of the more unusual objects in our collection. Its journey from the fields of the Western Front to display in our new First World War Galleries, nearly one hundred years later, tells us much about the way that the First World War was fought but also how its impact is still with us today in unexpected and surprising ways.

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Discover what we got up to during Kid’s in Museum’s Takeover Day 2013 at IWM London from our Youth Advisers, staff and the special guests who took part…

Seven IWM Youth Advisers became curators for the day working with James Taylor, the lead curator of the First World War galleries, and writing the family captions for the new galleries

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Crowds cheer outside Buckingham Palace upon the declaration of war on Germany, August 1914.

When the First World War broke out in 1914, soldiers across Europe marched off to fight.  They were enthusiastically supported by people back home, who hoped their nation would win a swift victory.

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As I made my way to IWM London I encountered the repercussions of the storms that had swept Britain – with my train being delayed I hastily walked to the museum.

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I am pleased to announce that the IWM Short Film Festival resurfaces after a three year break!

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War poet Siegfried Sassoon outside his home, Heytesbury House

In August last year a pilot digitisation project was organised for the Department of Documents and Sound and it was agreed that the first selection of objects would be made from the collection of the war poet, Siegfried Sassoon.

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Image © IWM (ORD 108)

The 9.2-inch heavy howitzer, previously on display in our atrium will feature in the new First World War Galleries opening summer 2014. Image © IWM (ORD 108)

IWM sees the 1916 Battle of the Somme as a turning point in Britain’s experience of the First World War. As a result, we will explore the battle in detail in our new First World War Galleries, opening in summer 2014.

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