The Falklands 25th Anniversary Exhibition - IWM
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
AN EXHIBITION exploring the people behind the most recent invasion of a British territory since World War II, The Falklands 25th Anniversary Exhibition, runs until January 6, 2008 at the Imperial War Museum.
The exhibition tells the story of the war through the unique first-hand accounts and personal memorabilia of those involved.
Material on display for the first time includes the joystick of the Scout helicopter flown by Lieutenant Richard Nunn and Sergeant Bill Belcher who were shot down on their way to pick up Lieutenant Colonel ‘H’ Jones, the mortally wounded Paras’ commanding officer, who was later awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.
The incident occured during the battle to capture Goose Green.
Also on display and for the first time in the UK, is the crucifix belonging to Capitan de Fragata (Commander) Nestor Cenci who was on board the cruiser General Belgrano when she was torpedoed and sunk by HM Submarine Conqueror on May 2, 1982.
Meanwhile, on HMS Belfast, a temporary exhibition of photographs chosen by participants who have been asked to select their defining images of the war, runs until December 2007.
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London, SE1 6HZ.
Times: Daily (except December 24, 25 and 26) 10am to 6pm.
For more information call 020 7416 5374 or visit the website.