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Story of life on the frontline
A NEW exhibition at the Imperial War Museum in London takes a look at the challenges of supporting and maintaining troops on the frontline. War Story: Supplying Frontline Afghanistan follows the journey and logistical challenges from RAF Brize Norton in the UK to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan and on to the forward operating bases and patrol bases on the frontline.
The display features new material, including photographs, interviews and time-lapse footage collected by Imperial War Museum (IWM) staff on a series of expeditions to Afghanistan in 2012 and 2013.
This is the first time since the First World War that IWM teams have visited an active theatre of conflict.
Since the project began, more than 1,600 soldiers and family members from more than 75 regiments have registered to share their stories and there are already more than 70 interviews in IWM’s sound archive, and 700 objects from the conflict have become part of IWM’s collections.
Diane Lees, director-general of IWM, said: “This exhibition gives a flavour of the role of logistics in the Herrick campaign.
“But more than that, it is about the people and by the people – the chance for them to tell their story in their own words, and pictures and things.”
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