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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Ground crews of No 300 (Polish) Squadron RAF work on their Vickers Wellington Mk Xs at Hemswell in Lincolnshire, as another aircraft makes a low pass over the flight line, 17 June 1943.
Ground crews of No 300 (Polish) Squadron RAF work on their Vickers Wellington Mk Xs at Hemswell in Lincolnshire, as another aircraft makes a low pass over the flight line, 17 June 1943.
Cecil Beaton portrait of a British tank driver peering out of his Grant tank in North Africa, 1942.
Cecil Beaton portrait of a British tank driver peering out of his Grant tank in North Africa, 1942.
Portrait of Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, 1944.
Portrait of Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC, 1944.
Armourers 'bombing up' a Handley Page Halifax Mk II of No. 405 Squadron RCAF at Pocklington in Yorkshire, August 1942.
Armourers 'bombing up' a Handley Page Halifax Mk II of No. 405 Squadron RCAF at Pocklington in Yorkshire, August 1942.
Fitters working on the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine of a Boulton Paul Defiant of No. 125 Squadron RAF at Fairwood Common, Wales, January 1942.
Fitters working on the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine of a Boulton Paul Defiant of No. 125 Squadron RAF at Fairwood Common, Wales, January 1942.
Short Stirling Mk IVs of Nos. 196 and 299 Squadrons RAF lining the runway at Keevil in Wiltshire, before emplaning paratroops of the 5th Parachute Brigade Group for the invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944.
Short Stirling Mk IVs of Nos. 196 and 299 Squadrons RAF lining the runway at Keevil in Wiltshire, before emplaning paratroops of the 5th Parachute Brigade Group for the invasion of Normandy, 5 June 1944.
Squadron Leader Robert Stanford-Tuck, CO of No. 257 Squadron, in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane Mk I at Coltishall, January 1941.
Squadron Leader Robert Stanford-Tuck, CO of No. 257 Squadron, in the cockpit of his Hawker Hurricane Mk I at Coltishall, January 1941.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb of No. 92 Squadron, 19 May 1941. This aircraft, serial R6923, was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 on 22 June 1941.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb of No. 92 Squadron, 19 May 1941. This aircraft, serial R6923, was shot down by a Messerschmitt Bf 109 on 22 June 1941.
Aircrew and Wellington bombers of No. 149 Squadron RAF at Mildenhall, Suffolk, before a night raid over Germany, 10 May 1941.
Aircrew and Wellington bombers of No. 149 Squadron RAF at Mildenhall, Suffolk, before a night raid over Germany, 10 May 1941.
Cheering civilians ride on Cromwell tanks as British troops enter Brussels, 4 September 1944.
Cheering civilians ride on Cromwell tanks as British troops enter Brussels, 4 September 1944.
A US-built Consolidated Liberator Mk I approaching Aldergrove in Northern Ireland after an eight-hour ferry flight across the Atlantic, May 1941.
A US-built Consolidated Liberator Mk I approaching Aldergrove in Northern Ireland after an eight-hour ferry flight across the Atlantic, May 1941.
A Cecil Beaton photograph showing Italian gasmasks abandoned in the Western Desert during 1942.
A Cecil Beaton photograph showing Italian gasmasks abandoned in the Western Desert during 1942.
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