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The price of war and an exploration of WWII

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Friday 24 April – The price of war and an exploration of World War 2 at the Imperial War Museum

In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of VE day on 8th May 2020, we will explore the Imperial War Museum, a museum of modern warfare, from World War 1 to the present. We will start our tour with some of the iconic (and very large) symbols of wars, such as the huge naval guns that guard the entrance to the museum and those inside the museum atrium, including the World War 1 Nery gun, a spitfire, a Russian tank and World War 2 V rockets. We will talk about how these objects were used in war and then how they came to represent and immortalise certain national views of those wars. We will reflect on the unintended consequences of war, from its impact on our understanding of mental health to its impact on animals and its catalyst to scientific development.

We will then focus specifically on the World War 2 galleries exploring different theatres of this huge global war including; the war in the air, the war at sea, the campaigns in North Africa and the momentous D-Day campaign. Throughout we will place what happened at a strategic level in the context of real people, soldiers and civilians, and how they experienced war. This is a tour interested in strategy, tactics and human impact, you do not need to know all about weaponry or be a military historian!

Note: Please be aware that this is a daytime tour (unlike our normal evening programme) so please make sure you can attend.

Meet: at 15:15 for a prompt start at 15:30, in front of the main entrance to the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ

End: approx 17:30 in the Imperial War Museum

Post-tour drinks: at The Three Stags, 67-69 Kennington Road, Lambeth, London, SE1 7PZ

£12.50 for members

£13 for Guests

About your guide:

Caroline Piper is a Downing College history graduate (1997) and a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide, the highest guiding qualification available. She is passionate about history, literature, architecture, films and finding the “off the beaten track” London gems. You can find out more about her on her Piper Tours website http://pipertours.com where you can also find links to her Tripadvisor page, Facebook page and memberships of professional guiding bodies. She has led regular tours for the Society for 2 years.

*Only members of the Cambridge Society of London (and their guests) may book tickets - if you are not currently a member and would like to beome one, please visit www.camsoclon.org




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