Thursday 21st June

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Lawrence of Arabia, the Arab Revolt and the forgotten few who shaped it

Lawrence of Arabia, the Arab Revolt and the forgotten few who shaped it

Join historian Philip Walker to explore the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. A key group of British officers based at Jeddah saved the Arab Revolt from likely collapse both b...

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The Special Boat Squadron in the Second World War: A band of renegade cut-throats

The Special Boat Squadron in the Second World War: A band of renegade cut-t...

Author Gavin Mortimer discusses the history of the Special Boat Squadron. The Special Boat Squadron (SBS) was formed as a separate unit from the Special Air Service ...

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The evolution of military camouflage

The evolution of military camouflage

Tim Newark discusses the history of military camouflage, with particular reference to the First World War. Artists were very much involved with devising the first pa...

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The development of British artillery on the Western Front

The development of British artillery on the Western Front

Andrew Breer will discuss the development of British artillery from the turn of the 19th century to the First World War. Dr Breer will discuss the evolutions and rev...

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100 years since the 100 Days: How the First World War transformed the army

100 years since the 100 Days: How the First World War transformed the army

Join Dr Peter Johnston to discover how the First World War transformed the British Army. The First World War transformed the British Army beyond all recognition. By ...

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Bluebirds of War: Canadian nurses in the First World War

Bluebirds of War: Canadian nurses in the First World War

Dr Andrea McKenzie discusses the experiences of Canadian nurses during the First World War. For four years, over 3,800 Canadian nursing sisters tended to the wounded...

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Behind the scenes: Artists Rifles

Behind the scenes: Artists Rifles

Discover the history of the Artists Rifles in the Museum’s collections. The Artists Rifles regiment was formed in 1860 by a group of painters, architects, poets, scu...

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British perspectives on the Korean War and its aftermath

British perspectives on the Korean War and its aftermath

Dr Grace Huxford discusses the end of the Korean War on its 65th anniversary. It is often stated that the Korean War (1950-53) never actually ended. Although an armi...

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