My Boy Jack - Imperial War Museum (preview)
Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
AN EXHIBITION, the first to tell the story of Rudyard Kipling’s myopic 17-year-old son John who was killed at the Battle of Loos in 1915, My Boy Jack, runs until February 24, 2008 at the Imperial War Museum.
Exhibits include the moving correspondence between Kipling and his son, a bugle used by the 1st Gordons at Loos, and a section of the bullet-damaged Lone Tree which stood in No Man’s Land at Loos.
Also on display is the uniform worn by Daniel Radcliffe in the ITV1 drama My Son Jack which also stars David Haig as Rudyard Kipling.
The launch of the exhibition coincides with the screening of My Boy Jack, fittingly on Remembrance Sunday, November 11, 2007.