D-Day Stories from Southampton’s Walls: Recording heritage and disseminating untold soldier stories - Guest blog by Helen Wallbridge

The D-Day Wall in Western Esplanade, Southampton
The D-Day Wall in Western Esplanade, Southampton

A 19-metre-long section of brick wall near the waterfront in Southampton, known as ‘The D-Day Wall’ still bears the graffiti left by US troops, 76 years ago. SSN Member Helen Wallbridge, from the Maritime Archaeology Trust, tells us about a project to research and preserve it.

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One Story, Different Voices - the bombing of Karlsruhe: Guest Blog by Linda Parker

Karlsruhe, photographed by an aircraft of the 8th Air Force. 8th Air Force bombing mission target. © IWM FRE 11839
Karlsruhe, photographed by an aircraft of the 8th Air Force. 8th Air Force bombing mission target. © IWM FRE 11839

SSN Members and researchers Linda Parker and Katherine Quinlan-Flatter share different perspectives of the British bombing of the German city of Karlsruhe, in the Second World War. In this post, Linda shares her research using British sources.

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One Story, Different Voices - the bombing of Karlsruhe: Guest Blog by Katherine Quinlan-Flatter

Karlsruhe Main Cemetery, Memorial to Victims of Air-Raid Bombing in World War II, by Erich Lipp 1955.
Karlsruhe Main Cemetery, Memorial to Victims of Air-Raid Bombing in World War II, by Erich Lipp 1955.

SSN Members and researchers Linda Parker and Katherine Quinlan-Flatter share different perspectives of the British bombing of the German city of Karlsruhe, in the Second World War. In this post, Katherine shares her research from the German point of view.

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Exhibition mock-ups: a Conservator's role

Over the past year, IWM Conservators have worked with the Transforming IWM London (TIWML) team to complete ‘mock-ups’ of the showcases going into the new Second World War and Holocaust galleries – this blog post gives a summary of the work involved.

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