Ten years after British troops first entered Afghanistan, the Imperial War Museum, London (United Kingdom) presents War Story: Serving in Afghanistan, a new interactive display where visitors will be able to delve into the world of the service personnel serving on Operation Herrick and encounter first-hand accounts of their everyday life on the ground, through to reflections on loss and coming home.
Set in the Museum's grand atrium, the display will feature 15 personal artefacts as well as digital screens packed with video footage, images and interviews. Over the last two years, the Museum has been given unprecedented access to service personnel when they return from Afghanistan and this is the first time that the majority of the material collected will be on public display.
Highlights include a piece of shrapnel pulled out of Sergeant Shimmins' body armour after a rocket attack in Sangin or a Taliban flag captured by troops from 1st Battalion, The Royal Irish Regiment in Nad-e-Ali. Visitors can also see raw video footage of troops on patrol, in contact situations, video diary tours in their patrol bases and candid personal snapshots showing them off duty.
Date: until November 30.
Place: Imperial War Museum. Lambeth Road. London SE1 6HZ. United Kingdom
Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
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