Renewal — Life After The First World War

Address:
, Lambeth Road, London51.496008 -0.108354
Tel:
0207 416 5000

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10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See iwm.org.uk

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This exhibition of 130 black and white photographs reveals how countries, cities and individuals managed to rebuild themselves after the Great War.

The devastation and destruction wrought by the First World War eventually led to a new world, regenerated by the resilience of a people living through a period of huge change. Lives, landscapes and national identities all recovered and even flourished in the aftermath of war, as shown through these photos, documents and objects.

The wide variety of images includes shots of refugees returning to ruined homes, abandoned villages that "died for France", and patients learning to use their new artificial limbs. You'll see images showing optimism, as well as the depressing realities of displacement, demobilisation and social change that accompanied the fall of empires and re-drawing of international borders.

The photographs are both surprising and inspiring, revealing the strength, inventiveness and brilliance of people during times of unrivalled change.

 

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If you enjoy Imperial War Museum then you might like to visit Churchill War Rooms (walk it in 20 mins or catch the tube from Lambeth North to Westminster), HMS Belfast (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Lambeth North to London Bridge), National Army Museum (catch the train from Lambeth North to Sloane Square) and National Maritime Museum (catch the train from Lambeth North to Cutty Sark)

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