London remembers the First World War

  • Category: Art & Culture
  • Dates: Thursday, 31 July 2014 to Wednesday, 31 December 2014
As there are so many exhibitions, experiences and extravaganzas going on in London with the same purpose, we thought we'd put a number of the most promising ones in calendar form, to make it easier for you to decide which ones to go to.

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Enduring War: Grief, Grit and Humour
Running until October 12th, this headline exhibition at the British Library examines how people were swept up in patriotic feelings one moment before having these emotions shot down by shock and despair the next. Letters from Indian soldiers on the Western Front, descriptions of Zeppelin raids over London and examples of black humour from trench fighters feature prominently.

War, Art and Surgery
The role played by wartime surgeons was an invaluable one, with medical experts called to the front line to help injured young men. Courtesy of the Royal College of Surgeons, the full extent of their role is uncovered and put on display at the Hunterian Museum, from October 14th until February 14th.

Postal censorship at war
As the First World War escalated and talk of spies spread, the British postal service implemented a plethora of new measures designed to stop secret communications. Find out what they were at this special interactive activity day, hosted at the British Postal Museum and Archive on September 18th.

Gardens and War
Lambeth's Garden Museum brings up some unlikely assets during the First World War - the humble garden - and explores how these were used at both the front and behind the lines to help ensure survival of the troops. The exhibition runs from September 24th until January 5th.

Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea
There are undoubtedly wars that conjure up images of maritime conflict, but for the First World War, this aspect has largely been eclipsed by the horrors of the Western Front. This exhibition aims to bring to bear some of the stories that happened out on the open ocean, with the display focusing on medals, ship models, photographs and sea weaponry. Taking place at the National Maritime Museum from August 1st 2014, the exhibition will run for one year.

Day by Day Cartoons
The horror and devastation of such a massive conflict was no less appalling when boiled down into cartoon form, it seems, as the Cartoon Museum endeavours to prove in this unique exhibition. Taking place until November 16th, the venue attempts to explain events through an altogether different medium.