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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A Cecil Beaton portrait of a cook in the Women's Royal Naval Service.
A Cecil Beaton portrait of a cook in the Women's Royal Naval Service.
An emaciated internee, Miss Wendy Rossini, at Stanley Civil Internment Camp in Hong Kong, photographed after liberation in 1945 and showing the small quantity of rice and stew which served as rations for five people.
An emaciated internee, Miss Wendy Rossini, at Stanley Civil Internment Camp in Hong Kong, photographed after liberation in 1945 and showing the small quantity of rice and stew which served as rations for five people.
Members of the Women's Royal Naval Service sampling the Christmas pudding at Greenock in Scotland, 19 December 1942.
Members of the Women's Royal Naval Service sampling the Christmas pudding at Greenock in Scotland, 19 December 1942.
A Chance-Vought Corsair landing aboard HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, December 1943.
A Chance-Vought Corsair landing aboard HMS ILLUSTRIOUS, December 1943.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa aircraft of the Air Fighting Development Unit based at Duxford, 6 April 1942.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIa aircraft of the Air Fighting Development Unit based at Duxford, 6 April 1942.
An Avro Lancaster Mk III of No. 103 Squadron pauses on the flarepath at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire, before taking off for a raid on Duisburg, 26 March 1943. In the background three searchlights form a cone to indicate the height of the cloud base.
An Avro Lancaster Mk III of No. 103 Squadron pauses on the flarepath at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire, before taking off for a raid on Duisburg, 26 March 1943. In the background three searchlights form a cone to indicate the height of the cloud base.
Squadron Leader Brian 'Sandy' Lane, CO of No. 19 Squadron (centre) confers with Flight Lieutenant Walter 'Farmer' Lawson and Flight Sergeant George 'Grumpy' Unwin at Fowlmere near Duxford, September 1940.
Squadron Leader Brian 'Sandy' Lane, CO of No. 19 Squadron (centre) confers with Flight Lieutenant Walter 'Farmer' Lawson and Flight Sergeant George 'Grumpy' Unwin at Fowlmere near Duxford, September 1940.
Cecil Beaton portrait of King Feisal II of Iraq, 1942.
Cecil Beaton portrait of King Feisal II of Iraq, 1942.
Avro Lancaster Mk I of No. 83 Squadron, based at Scampton in Lincolnshire, June 1942.
Avro Lancaster Mk I of No. 83 Squadron, based at Scampton in Lincolnshire, June 1942.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, Commanding Officer of No. 617 Squadron (The Dambusters), May 1943.
Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, Commanding Officer of No. 617 Squadron (The Dambusters), May 1943.
A vertical aerial photograph taken during a raid on Berlin on the night of 2/3 September 1941. The broad wavy lines are the tracks of German searchlights and anti-aircraft fire.
A vertical aerial photograph taken during a raid on Berlin on the night of 2/3 September 1941. The broad wavy lines are the tracks of German searchlights and anti-aircraft fire.
Flying Officer Leonard 'Ace' Haines of No. 19 Squadron on his Supermarine Spitfire Mk I at Fowlmere near Duxford, September 1940.
Flying Officer Leonard 'Ace' Haines of No. 19 Squadron on his Supermarine Spitfire Mk I at Fowlmere near Duxford, September 1940.
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