A few weeks ago myself and my wife were in London for her 30th Birthday, while we had to do many less than interesting things (really not a fan of musicals!) we did get a chance to go to the Imperial War Museum that had just had a big revamp and a new Great War Exhibit. With myself and Winner getting into FoW Great War and it being the 100th Anniversary it seemed rude not to have a look around.
|Now thats a big shell!|
|A bit of the Berlin Wall|
|A monument to the Soviets for their sacrifice during|
|Now that's an entrance!|
|These two screens showed news via video clips leading up to the war.|
|This Map explains how and why the alliances were formed in the years|
leading up to the war.
|This screen had rolling new paper headlines focusing on the few days|
leading up to the war and a few days afterwards.
|This was in the section that looked at the casualties in the open fields|
section of 1914, it was really to the point as you'll see next.
|This was probably my favourite interactive bit, you turned the page of the|
book and that changed the map above. It showed the story of the trenches
from the race to the coast to how they built them and defended them.
|Surprisingly there where a number of maps and videos about the less known|
battles. Africa, Samoa, etc.
|A surpirse but a game where you try and defend convoy's from German|
|The section ends with a a look at what happened after the war. The Russian|
Civil war, the Great Depression and the Axis being formed in the 1930's.
This sections shows all the uniforms that were there, their was a lot! |Everything from 1914 to 1918, Western Front, Eastern Front and Africa.
|I do love the 1914 French inform, I hope Battlefront do|
1914 at some point!
|Got to love the Storm Troopers!|
|This is an officers uniform from the Somme, they sleeve was cut away during|
surgery and then they preserved the uniform, you can still see blood on it.
The last section is posts, and any other odds and ends I saw during the visit.
Overall I would recommend everyone to go to the Imperial War Museum while the Great War Exhibit is on, it's free to get into the museum so it's better than a bargain! I love what they have done with the Great War section, it was a very futuristic way of setting the place up, it was great at engaging the kids that were there while still giving great detail on the conflict. I think I'll end up going back again without the wife so I can send more time reading and watching the sections.
Thanks for looking and until next time