Imperial War Museum

 
The Imperial War Museum is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.

The Museum's art collection is one of the largest and most important collections of modern British art in the world.
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Flight Lieutenant J Pattison of No. 485 Squadron RNZAF graphically recounts a combat to Squadron Leader 'Reg' Grant (left), and Flight Lieutenant R Baker (right), in front of a Spitfire at Westhampnett, 21 January 1943.
Flight Lieutenant J Pattison of No. 485 Squadron RNZAF graphically recounts a combat to Squadron Leader 'Reg' Grant (left), and Flight Lieutenant R Baker (right), in front of a Spitfire at Westhampnett, 21 January 1943.
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, CO of No. 242 Squadron, seated on his Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, September 1940.
Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, CO of No. 242 Squadron, seated on his Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, September 1940.
Scenes of jubilation as British troops liberate Brussels, 4 September 1944.
Scenes of jubilation as British troops liberate Brussels, 4 September 1944.
Men of 1st Parachute Battalion in action at Arnhem during Operation 'Market Garden', 17 September 1944.
Men of 1st Parachute Battalion in action at Arnhem during Operation 'Market Garden', 17 September 1944.
British airborne troops moving through a shell-damaged house in Oosterbeek near Arnhem during Operation 'Market Garden', 23 September 1944.
British airborne troops moving through a shell-damaged house in Oosterbeek near Arnhem during Operation 'Market Garden', 23 September 1944.
A Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 of No. 19 Squadron RAF being re-armed between sorties at Fowlmere, near Duxford, September 1940.
A Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1 of No. 19 Squadron RAF being re-armed between sorties at Fowlmere, near Duxford, September 1940.
A soldier battling his way through a sandstorm in the Western Desert during 1942.
A soldier battling his way through a sandstorm in the Western Desert during 1942.
 A Cecil Beaton photograph of the navigator working at his chart table in an RAF Stirling bomber, 1941.
A Cecil Beaton photograph of the navigator working at his chart table in an RAF Stirling bomber, 1941.
Bristol Beaufighter Mk Xs of No. 404 Squadron RCAF based at Dallachy in Scotland, February 1945.
Bristol Beaufighter Mk Xs of No. 404 Squadron RCAF based at Dallachy in Scotland, February 1945.
A Douglas Dakota of BOAC at Gibraltar, silhouetted by searchlights on the Rock.
A Douglas Dakota of BOAC at Gibraltar, silhouetted by searchlights on the Rock.
Mrs Day and her cat 'Little One' in London during 1941. 'Little One' is wearing a National Air Raid Precautions for Animals Committee collar to help ensure the cat is returned to his owner should he stray during the blitz or black-out.
Mrs Day and her cat 'Little One' in London during 1941. 'Little One' is wearing a National Air Raid Precautions for Animals Committee collar to help ensure the cat is returned to his owner should he stray during the blitz or black-out.
Squadron Leader Dennis Barry (in cockpit) and other pilots of No. 616 Squadron RAF with a Gloster Meteor at Manston, Kent, January 1945.
Squadron Leader Dennis Barry (in cockpit) and other pilots of No. 616 Squadron RAF with a Gloster Meteor at Manston, Kent, January 1945.
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