Rise of the Lionesses will explore the role of women in the British Army through the lens of the Women's Royal Army Corps (WRAC).
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the WRAC and much has changed for woman in the military during that time. When they were originally formed it was only meant as a temporary measure due to the lack of men, but it soon evolved into a permanent unit of female soldiers.
The exhibition will use documents and objects to explore how attitudes towards women serving in the military have changed since the WRAC's formation, and how this has affected the contributions they were able to make.
> Craig’s review of National Army Museum – “If there's one thing Britain is good at then it's fighting wars. Every country is good at something: for the Americans it's playing that girls game rounders (sorry, I mean baseball). For us it's winning wars. I think the reason we're so amazing at it is because we've been practising, practising, practising for a thousand years. That's why we have so many military muse… continued”
D-Day Dance at the National Army Museum – 22 Jun 2019 – Jive your way back to the 1940s with this Second World War-themed D-Day dance at the National Army Museum
Leonardo da Vinci — A Mind in Motion – 7 Jun to 8 Sep 2019 – The British Library's Leonardo da Vinci exhibition will bring together pages from three of his extraordinary scientific notebooks
Learn about magic at the Magic Circle HQ – 10 Jun, 9 Sep, 7 Oct and 4 Nov 2019 – Discover the history of magic at The Magic Circle Experience, which takes place at the Magic Circle's own headquarters.
Independence Day Party — Benjamin Franklin House – 4 Jul 2019 – The Benjamin Franklin House will be celebrating Independence Day with a piece of cake and a glass of bubbly.
Look for more military events taking place next month
Look for more exhibitions taking place next month
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy National Army Museum then you might like to visit Guards’ Museum (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Sloane Square to St Jamess Park) and Imperial War Museum (catch the train from Sloane Square to Lambeth North)
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