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First World War GalleriesVisitors will discover the story of the First World War when IWM London re-opens on 19th July 2014 with new permanent First World War Galleries where visitors can discover the story of the war, how it started, why it continued, how it was won and its global impact. The exhibition, staged to mark the start of the Centenary of the First World War, looks at the lives of those who experienced it on the front line and the home front and includes a recreated trench with a Sopwith Camel fighter plane swooping low overhead and a Mark V tank looming above. Visitors are immersed in trench live through periscopes, a dug-out, soundscape and projection showing what daily life was like for the troops just behind the front line on the Western Front.

 

About IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

The IWM London, the flagship Imperial War Museum which offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life is like for both citizens and soldiers in times of conflict, re-opened on 19th July 2014 with a dramatic new atrium space by Fosters + Partners, and new permanent First World War Galleries, a highlight of which is a trench complete with periscopes, sounds and projections recreating what life was like behind the front line on the Western Front. More about IWM London (Imperial War Museums)

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