Renewal: Life after the First World War in Photographs @ Imperial War Museum London

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Making a new world

For the past year or so, Imperial War Museum London has given over its third floor to four related but very different exhibitions marking the end of the First World War a hundred years ago.

They come under the overarching title of Making A New World, and have been accompanied by a programme of live music, performance and public debates, all addressing aspects of the immediate aftermath of the First World War. Here’s the promotional video.

The biggest of the four exhibitions is titled Renewal: Life after the First World War in photographs.

Renewal: Life after the First World War in photographs

In the years after the First World War, countries, cities and individuals had to regenerate and rebuild themselves on an extraordinary scale.

Armistice celebrations in Birmingham, 1918 IWM (Q 63690) Armistice celebrations in Birmingham, 1918 IWM (Q 63690)

The exhibition is divided into three ‘rooms’ and picks poignant and evocative photos, diagrams…

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