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World War 1 at Museum

 
Created on 30/06/2016 @ 09:23
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The horrors of The Great War are captured in a new exhibition at Powysland Museum, running through until September 13.

It’s launch coincides with the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme this week, when almost 60,000 British soldiers lost their lives in a single day.

Powysland is running an exhibition each year through to 2018 marking World War I and this year it is focusing on the war in the trenches, especially on the Western Front where so many young Montgomeryshire men lost their lives.

For many soldiers these trenches became their home for several years and they had to adopt to often horrific living conditions including flooding, rats, diseases, lice and boredom interspersed with ‘going-over-the-top’ military maneuvers which gained little or no results but caused the death and injury of thousands of young men.

The displays look at a number of aspects of trench war including daily life, leisure time, ‘trench-art’, gas-attacks, heroism and death.

The displays will be based on the museum’s own collection of war memorabilia and objects.

Opening hours:

For July & August – Weekdays: 10.30am-1pm and 2-5pm & Saturdays: 10.30am – 3pm

For September – Weekdays (except Wednesday) 11am-1pm and 2-5pm

& Saturdays 11am-2pm

 


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