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#ForgottenFriday – POW Status throughout History

#ForgottenFriday – POW Status throughout History

This week’s #ForgottenFriday looks at the life of POW before and after the Geneva Convention The 27th July marked 93 years since the Geneva Convention on prisoners of war (POWs) was signed at Geneva, Switzerland. The convention aimed to codify the status and...
Notice of Seasonal Closure

Notice of Seasonal Closure

Following our closure last winter for necessary construction works, the museum’s Directors have made the decision to make the winter closure period a permanent change to our opening times. New Airfield and Artillery Gallery at the front of site. From 31st October...
#ForgottenFriday – Operation Pied Piper

#ForgottenFriday – Operation Pied Piper

With the start of the Second World War came Operation Pied Piper. This was the plan to evacuate civilians from cities and other areas that were at high risk of being bombed or becoming a battlefield in the event of an invasion. The country was split into three types...
History of “Mother” – our M50 Sherman

History of “Mother” – our M50 Sherman

A brief history of our M50 Sherman Tank – “MOTHER” – from 1942 to 2019 1942 (original specification) Using Mother’s serial number, 16565, we can positively identify her as a M4A4 Sherman built by Chrysler in November 1942 at the Chrysler Defence Arsenal....
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