WITNESSES TO WAR
- 01 January 2018 10:00 - 31 December 2025 18:18
- IWM London Lambeth Road London SE1 6HZ, UK.
- $ Ticket price starts from : FREE
Witnesses to War presents nine important objects from our collection spanning over a century, highlighting IWM's role to tell the stories of conflict. This dramatic display features a Harrier jet and Spitfire plane, suspended above a V-2 rocket. Also on display is a T-34 tank and a 13-Pounder Gun from the First World War which became a memorial for the men who fought with it. Joining them is a Reuters Land Rover damaged by a rocket attack in Gaza.
The Baghdad car, damaged in a car bomb attack on the book market at Al-Mutanabbi Street in central Baghdad in 2007
This car was destroyed by a suicide car bombing against the Mutanabbi Street book market in Baghdad, at a time of growing sectarian violence, almost four years after the US-led invasion of Iraq. It was later exported from Iraq and exhibited in the Netherlands, before being acquired by British Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller. Deller toured the car across the United States, in company with a former American soldier and an Iraqi expatriate, as a means of starting conversations about Iraq.
BRITISH SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE MARK IA
The fighter plane on display flew 57 combat missions during the Battle of Britain in 1940. It was flown by 13 different pilots, only 6 of whom survived the Second World War.