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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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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Scrapped Hawker Harrier goes from strength to strength at Fleet Air Arm Museum

The Fleet Air Arm Museum in Somerset has added to its important collection of Hawker Harriers and VSTOL aircraft with a rare two-seater Harrier T8 training aircraft.

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Culture24's top ten re-enactment and living history events for summer 2013

Check out the top ten re-enactment and living history events happening at museums and heritage sites across the UK during summer 2013.

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Imperial War Museum Duxford explores the role of animals in war

An event at Imperial War Museum Duxford on August 11 will explore the different roles animals have undertaken in war, including as working animals, mascots and friends.

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Unseen Enemy tells the story of IEDs at the National Army Museum

With unprecedented access to the men and women who search for IEDs in Afghanistan, an interactive display tells the stories of personnel risking their lives.

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