World War Two

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A photo of a george cross awarded to richard v moore after the world war two blitz

Three men volunteered to defuse 17 unexploded mines dropped over London near the start of the Blitz

The George Cross medal given to Richard Moore, a mine disposal volunteer who helped seek out 17 unexploded parachutes during five September days in 1940, goes on display today.

An overhead photo of archaeology work at an outdoor world war two trench system

Archaeologists have found an officers' toilet in a replica German trench made in the Hampshire countryside in World War One

The "Bedlam Trenches" - designed a century ago to replicate the German systems at the Battle of the Somme - have been excavated by Wessex Archaeology during an intense two-week dig.

A photo of World War One soldiers wearing gas masks from an exhibition at London's Science Museum

Arms, eyes and masks: Ten chilling exhibits from the Science Museum's World War One Wounded exhibition

As the new exhibition exploring the experiences and treatment of combatants and carers in World War One opens, take a look at ten key exhibits.

A photo of a section of brown and silver pipe used from Lepe during the Second World War

Getting ready for action: Veteran recalls D-Day as piece from huge ocean pipe is revealed in Hampshire

A piece of the Pipe Line Under the Ocean, a 770-mile connection which supplied the army with 172 million gallons of fuel during World War Two, will be shown to the public in Lepe.

a photo of a group of seated elderly ladies with a WWII re-enactor in front of a large computer

Bletchley veterans take front seat as Colossus codebreaker springs back to life

For the first time ever, all the equipment used in making and breaking Hitler's most secret cipher has been demonstrated to an audience, including Bletchley veterans, at The National Museum of......

After tea, a group of Royal Engineers help Patience 'Boo' Brand fill up the washing up bowl with hot water from the water urn.

Hidden histories of a million wartime women: WVS records to go online

The Royal Voluntary Service is to digitise recently uncovered records, offering a new insight into life on the Home Front and the work of the WVS during the Second World War.

A photo of an advert from the first world war

Remembering 1916: Ten amazing objects from Life on the Western Front

The battles of Verdun, Jutland and the Somme left a mass of untold stories and uncelebrated individuals behind. These ten objects help tell some of those tales.

A photo of the daughter of world war two airman Odd Grønfur Olsen sitting in Leith Art School

Daughter of World War Two RAF hero who fled SS in Norway creates exhibition in his honour

Nicknamed Olly, a Norwegian man left his family without telling them and fled the SS to help the RAF during the Second World War. Now his story is being told in Scotland for the first time.

a close up inside the intersection of the wing and fuselage of a Spitfire

RAF Museum invites you to take a closer look as they dismantle their Battle of Britain aircraft

The Spitfire, Hurricane and Messerschmidt Me 109 are among the historic aircraft being stripped and inspected at the RAF Museum who are inviting the public to film and take photographs.

A black and white photo of a group of women posing for a photo at a conference

War, peace, fines and summits: Six images from the movement to achieve equality for women

From the Boer War of more than a century ago to the first World Conference on Women, held in Mexico in 1975, here are six images from the London School of Economics' new exhibition.

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