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Plymouth’s Great War: Three towns united in conflict
4 September 2014 - 29 November 2014Free
Exhibition now on display – until 29 November 2014
at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, Drake Circus, Plymouth PL4 8AJ
10am to 5.30pm Tuesday to Friday
10am to 5pm Saturday
‘Plymouth’s Great War’ tells the story of the amalgamation of the Three Towns of Plymouth, Devonport and East Stonehouse in 1914, reflecting on them as home to the Royal Navy, Army Garrisons, Royal Marines and Royal Naval Air Service.
It also looks at the impact of the First World War on local people’s lives – touching on recruitment, conscription, the fighting, the cost, the aftermath and the ‘home front’.
Photograph: Officers’ Gunnery course at the Citadel, Plymouth, Feb 1916
This is not just a standard review of the First World War from start to finish. It’s the story of Plymouth and Plymothians from 1914 to 1918.
A programme of related events including storytelling sessions, lunchtime talks and free film screenings is on offer while the exhibition is on display.
For full details visit www.plymouth.gov.uk/museumgreatwar
Please note: access to the exhibition may be restricted on certain dates if events are taking place at the Museum and Art Gallery. Please check the website or call 01752 304774 if you are making a special trip to see the exhibition and would like to check in advance.