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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. They contain some of the most important technical, social, economic, political, personal and cultural artefacts relating to Britain and its role in twentieth-century conflict. The scale, depth, breadth and range of media – art, film photographs, sound, new media, writings and objects – contain the reactions, memories and stories of the whole of society. 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.

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Wartime diary: Corporal Jim Marsh 1681892 Wartime diary: Corporal Jim Marsh 1681892 We left RAF Station Wilmslow on Monday November 9 1942 and marched with full kit to Wilmslow railway station. Many of the locals gave us a send off plenty of beer was given to us and the RAF played sentimental tunes as we waited for the train. Eventually we boarded the troop train bound for Liverpool Docks, eight servicemen were allocated to a compartment and locked in. Documents from the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp December 5, 2014 – March 1, 2015Opening: December 5, 2014 Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp was a 19-year anti-nuclear protest and encampment at the U.S. Military Base at Greenham Common, Berkshire County, England.

St. Bees Head Chain-Home RADAR Station PHOTOGRAPHS: David Parkin, Heysham FURTHER INFORMATION: Jeff, contributor to uk.rec.subterranea NG St Bees RADAR station - No. 87A ,'Chain Home Low' - was built at the Lighthouse in 1941, going off-air for the last time at 23:00 hours on 4th February 1944, after which RADAR coverage for the area was handled by the Hawcoats site near Barrow-in-Furness. Manned 24 hours a day by the RAF, St. Bees RADAR station was guarded by the Army who were billeted nearby. CALL OUT: take action this weekend with Sisters Uncut This is a guest blog by Lucy, a Sisters Uncut and UK Uncut activist. Sisters uncut’s next action is on Saturday 28th November at midday, Soho Square Just over a year a go a group of angry women activists from UK Uncut decided that enough was enough. We worked in the domestic violence sector, we were survivors, we were women who felt backed in to a corner by a brutal state that was slowly taking away our safety net.

Radar in World War II Both the Allies and Axis powers used radar in World War II, and many important aspects of this conflict were greatly influenced by this revolutionary new technology.[1] The basic technology of radio-based detection and tracking evolved independently and with great secrecy in a number of nations during the second half of the 1930s.[2] At the start of the war in Europe in September 1939, both Great Britain and Germany had begun the deployment of these systems. In Great Britain this technology was called RDF, standing for Range and Direction Finding, while in Germany the name Funkmessgerät (radio measuring device) was often used.

Greenham Common 30 years on Am standing on Greenham Common gazing out at the old landing strip from the abandoned control tower – now for sale by the way, if you’re interested. The estate agent tells me interest so far has included converting it into a dance studio or coffee shop. The 1983 government papers just released by the National Archives show how senior Conservative ministers were worried that they were in danger of losing public opinion over the cruise missile deployment here. The-then Defence Secretary Sir John Nott in his last days in the job writes to Margaret Thatcher of how he would “sleep safer” in his bed if there was joint control between the US and UK over the cruise missiles. When Michael Heseltine comes in as defence secretary there are three high level meetings chaired by Margaret Thatcher to discuss the worrying public mood on cruise.

Air Ministry Experimental Station AMES or Air Ministry Experimental Station was the way of identifying RAF radar types during and after World War II Post-War[edit] AMES Type 80, 2.850/3.050 GHz 1 MW S-Band Early Warning radar - a.k.a. resource list: gc These materials detail the activities, visions, and goals of women involved in the peace movement that centered around Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp (1991-2000). The entries are organized by books & articles, films, and web pages & archives. Books & Articles