Imperial War Museum Collections Online Database
IWM’s collections cover all aspects of twentieth and twenty-first century conflict involving Britain, the Commonwealth and other former empire countries. They were intended to record the 'toil and sacrifice' of every individual affected by war. Our collections stretch from the everyday to the exceptional. Alongside the material that has been commissioned or created for official or military purposes are the personal responses to eye-witnessed events and the tokens that ordinary people have given to IWM so that their experience of war, or that of their family, can be passed on to future generations. The Museum’s own administrative records, dating from our foundation in 1917 are held by the Museum Archive. IWM supports and encourages research into our collections and they are open to the public.
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