The National Army Museum is hosting two events to mark Remembrance Day including a talk by author Julie Summer on the history behind the Armistice Day, the establishment of Remembrance Day and its relevance on our past, present and future.
The free event The Making of Modern Remembrance will take place from 12.30 on November 11th.
On the Saturday 27th November the museum is hosting five hour-long talks by leading military historians which will explore the continuing impact of World War II, from full scale campaigns such as Burma, disasters like Arnhem and Dunkirk.
Speakers include Julian Thompson, commander of 3 Commando Brigade during the Falklands conflict and author of ‘Forgotten Voices of Burma’, and Richard Overy, Professor of History at Exeter University.
Janice Murray, Director of the National Army Museum, said: “As fresh conflicts touch new generations and communities, the legacy of Remembrance Day continues to be pertinent.
“At the National Army Museum, it is our responsibility to keep military history alive to ensure new generations can learn, challenge and appreciate the true impact of war and the great sacrifices it incites.”
Remembrance Sunday will be observed at the Museum which is inviting visitors to “explore the shifting representation and attitudes towards war in our acclaimed Conflicts of Interest Gallery.”
Tickets for the speakers day cost £20 or £17.50 for concessions and can be booked from the museum’s shop, online on www.nam.ac.uk or by telephone on 020 7881 6600.