Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Imperial War Musuem

South of the river.
To Lambeth, to be exact, and the Imperial War Museum.
And even more specifically, to the World War 1 Galleries.
 Like the majority of London's museums, the IWM is free to enter and ideal for spending an hour or so.  To be honest, there is so much to see, we find it better to visit one specific exhibit each time we go.  
The Boy Child's class is looking at the Great War in History lessons this term.  It isn't a topic normally covered, but the teacher felt it should be included, given that 2014 is the Centenary of the Great War.    
 The Boy Child is 4' 4" tall.  Still too small to be a soldier, much to his disgust.  And my relief!
 MInd you, he does look good in uniform.  
 And in no way does the IWM glorify war.
  You can find out more how the UK plans to remember her war dead here and here.
You can read about Harry Patch here.


Margaret J said...

Seems like an interesting day. TBC looks good in the hat!

Abi said...

It looks like a really great exhibition. My mums class, like TBC are studying the first world war and she took them on a trip to the IWM to see that exhibition. She said it was incredible.
Interestingly Harry Patch came from the little village I went to school in.

Liz said...

Sounds like a good day out. I've read Harry Patch's book. It was really good xx

Sian said...

It's an amazing place. We visited when TSO was about 6 and we're still talking about it

Anonymous said...

Ruth, how ironic. I'm catching up on my blog reading from being away and today when I'm just writing on my blog abut our visit to the IWM last month while we were in London I come upon this. Being there just once we spent a lot of time checking it out. Wish we could have stayed longer, it's a wonderful museum! TBC looks good in the helmet.

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