Modern Conflict

From the end of World War Two to the current conflict in Afghanistan - military museum, library and archive exhibitions continue to explore war and the role of the military in modern history. Explore it here with news, reviews, features, museum events, web links and much more... 

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Lancaster bombers head to IWM Duxford for reunion with Flying Fortress

The Canadian and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Avro Lancaster bombers will be at The Duxford Air Show with a B-17 Flying Fortress on Sunday September 14.

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Imperial War Museum reopens with ground-breaking interactive First World War gallery

Imperial War Museum's new First World War gallery, which has reopened following a £40 million overhaul, is a major step forward in museum exhibitions, but what of the Second World War galleries? Richard Moss gives his verdict.

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Imperial War Museum London re-launches in July with two new art exhibitions

When IWM London reveals its much anticipated new Atrium and galleries on July 19 for the Centenary of the First World War, its art collection will also be showcased with two new exhibitions.

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National Army Museum closes its doors to begin 21st century transformation

The National Army Museum closes its doors and begins the process of transformation into a modern museum with 21st century facilities.

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Susan Stockwell unveils work made with recovering soldiers at National Army Museum

Artist Susan Stockwell has unveiled a new textile based artwork at the National Army Museum developed with rehabilitating soldiers.

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The world's largest gun to the Burma Spitfires: Top ten military history stories of 2013

What were Culture24's most popular military history stories of 2014? Here they are, in order of popularity as chosen by Culture24 readers.

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Museum of the Manchester Regiment tells story of every man behind medal collection

The Museum of the Manchester Regiment has completed an ambitious project to tell the stories of every soldier whose medals are in its collection.

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Army Photography Awards reveal the remarkable talents of soldiers in Afghanistan

The Army Photography Awards 2013, announced today at the National Army Museum, reveal a remarkable haul of images taken by soldiers on the front line in Afghanistan.

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The last RAF VC10 touches down at Dunsfold Park

Brooklands Museum has helped take delivery of the last operational RAF VC10 air-to-air refuelling aircraft, which landed yesterday at the historic airfield Dunsfold Park near to the site of the......

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Volunteer makes scale model of HMS Alliance from a courgette at Royal Navy Submarine Museum

A conservation volunteer has made a detailed recreation of the mighty HMS Alliance after finding a giant courgette on his vegetable patch.

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