In this guest blog post, SSN member and author Andrew Hemmings tells the story of Amy Johnson - a pioneering pilot who sadly lost her life in the Second World War.
During the Blitz over London in the Second World War, the Thames estuary, Tower Hill and the square mile of London were targeted often. In this guest blog, SSN member and historian Linda Parker shares some of her research on this subject.
SSN member and researcher Katherine Quinlan-Flatter provides an insight into the work of the German Propaganda troops, who reported on the Blitz over London 80 years ago.
Many of you will be familiar with the all-encompassing smell of wet dogs and the constant battle to eradicate the aroma from homeware or the boots of cars. The conservation lab has also had its own unique ‘scent related campaign’ recently involving that of a rather potent Second World War dog harness.
SSN Member and filmmaker Jason Davidson tells us about the process of creating a series of four short films, utilising the voices of veterans to mark the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
SSN Member and freelance curator Claire Mead explores the looting of Japanese swords in 1945, and their symbolic value.
Suzanne Bardgett, IWM Head of Research and Academic Partnerships, gives an insight into the research process for her book, Wartime London in Paintings.
SSN Member and author Andrew Hemmings tells us about the chance discovery of a Second World War grave, and his research into the man's story.
On the 80th anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuations, SSN Member and researcher Katherine Quinlan-Flatter writes about events from the German perspective, based on her research on German newspapers from the time.
In August 1945, Allied forces dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In this post, we share the testimonies of three women who were directly affected by the dropping of the bombs, as interviewed by artist Lee Karen Stow.