Friday 12 February 2021

National Army Museum - Tour our exhibition from home and join online talks


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Foe to Friend exhibition tours

25 February and 18 March 2021


Join Dr Peter Johnston, curator of 'Foe To Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945', as he leads our series of video tours, letting you explore the exhibition from home. 

The next two tours will focus on the Cold War and Army life in Germany respectively, and will be followed by live Q&A sessions with Dr Johnston. 


Online events coming up

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George V and the Great War

12 February 2021, 12.00pm


During the first decade of his reign, George V transformed the way the Monarchy worked. Discover the role played by King George V during and after the First World War in this online talk with Alexandra Churchill.

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‘Playing the Greater Game’: Britain, War and the Sporting Metaphor

19 February 2021, 12.00pm


Discover the links between the sporting and military worlds in the British imagination from the colonial campaigns of the Victorian age to the War on Terror.

From Boer War to World War book cover

The Boer War

5 March 2021, 12.00pm


Join award-winning historian Spencer Jones online as he explores the events of the Boer War and considers the legacy of this conflict for Britain and her Army.

The Great Waterloo Controversy book cover

The Great Waterloo Controversy

12 March 2021, 12.00pm


Gareth Glover outlines his contribution to the long-standing debate over which regiments defeated the Imperial Guard during the 'crisis' of Waterloo.


The Western Front: live in conversation

The Western Front book cover

The Western Front: A History of the First World War

9 March 2021, 7.00pm


Join best-selling historian Nick Lloyd in conversation with Dr Jonathan Boff, as he discusses his new book and highlights some of the misconceptions about the Western Front. Ticket sales will help support the Museum's work.


The Gulf War

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The Gulf War

The Gulf War saw the largest single deployment of British troops since the Second World War. Altogether, about 35,000 British troops, with 13,000 vehicles, served in the campaign against Iraq. 

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Desert Storm: 30 Years On

26 February 2021, 12.00pm


Join Dr Peter Johnston in conversation with Lieutenant Colonel Tim Purbrick as they mark 30 years since the ground phase of the Gulf War.


Carrying the colours

Print of the colours of the 58th Regiment of Foot

Save the colours!

The Battle of Laing's Nek was fought 140 years ago, in January 1881. It was to be the last time that colours were ever carried into battle by a British regiment. Thus ended the long tradition of guarding these precious flags–both sacred symbols of their units and important rallying points–on the battlefield.


Operation Science

Operation Science: Supply Drop

For kids aged 7-14

Join Emily, our Family Learning Producer, as she explores the science behind items in the collection. In this video, Emily reveals the different methods the Army has used to deliver provisions to its troops.


Operation Science: Body Armour

For kids aged 5-11

Emily investigates the science behind First World War body armour and delves behind the scenes at the Museum. Expect experiments, excitement and much more...


Buried Among Kings

Photo of the coffin of the Unknown Warrior being carried aboard HMS Verdun

The Unknown Warrior

The Museum will sadly remain closed past the scheduled closing date of 'Buried Among Kings: The Story of the Unknown Warrior', our exhibition marking the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior in Westminster Abbey. However, you can still explore this fascinating and moving story on our website.