In Their Own Words

Firepower - The Royal Artillery Museum, No1 Street, Woolwich, London

Event location:
Royal Artillery Barracks, Artillery Place, Woolwich
When:Event passed!
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Thu 21st Aug 2014 to
Sun 11th Nov 2018

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Where:Firepower - The Royal Artillery Museum, No1 Street, Woolwich, London SE18 6ST
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 Last admission 16:00
Admission:£5.30 Adults
£4.60 Concessions
£12.50 Family
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About the event

A new exhibition about the Great War bringing to life artillerymen of different nations, through extracts from their diaries, letters home and photographs.

World War 1, the Great War, The War to End All Wars was indeed the Gunners War and therefore, the war of the gun. There had never been a war like WW1 and hopefully there never will be again.

By 1914, man found that he had the weapons, technology and ability to kill, maim and destroy on an industrial scale. For the first time man fought in the sky, on land, on the sea and below the waves. It was a war that touched everyone, including civilians and at its end there probably wasn’t a town, village or family that hadn’t in some way been affected by this war’s cruelty.

“In Their Own Words” brings to life Gunners from different nations, separated 100 years ago by their country’s political ideology, the colour of their uniforms, or skin. Now 100 years on, as we look back upon their history and read their words, we realize that they are all united in the fact that they are all Gunners; this is their museum.
We also pay tribute to the women of WW1 who as nurses, munitions workers, or in a myriad of other roles helped shape the future of this country.

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