Imperial War Museum North: "Stories of War at Sea"

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  1. From July 17th 2010 - 5th April 2011, there will be an exhibition at the Imperial War Museum North (Manchester) called "All Aboard: Stories of War at Sea".


    "Jump aboard and test your sea legs at this major new exhibition for all the family. Be inspired by incredible stories of bravery, survival and adventure. Get hands on and explore how people live and serve at sea in wartime. Discover how your life is shaped by living on an island and our dependence on the sea.

    This major new interactive exhibition for all the family is Imperial War Museum's first large-scale exhibition to reveal the unique experiences of life at sea in wartime. Through eye witness accounts and stories of adventure, bravery, loyalty and teamwork - vividly brought to life through artefacts and audio-visual material - visitors of all ages will discover the qualities required to survive the hardships and danger of life at sea. The exhibition will look at what was it like to be in the Navy during wartime and how has this experience changed - or remained the same - over the last 100 years. A great free day out for families, the exhibition also examines the diversity of roles at sea and reveals how conflict both on the surface and underwater has shaped the story of the British Isles from the First World War to the present day."

    More details to follow shortly.
     
  2. Also a collection of medals of an amazing man, on display.... Group Captain Geoffrey Leonard Cheshire, Baron Cheshire, VC, OM, DSO and Two Bars, DFC was a highly decorated British RAF pilot during the Second World War.
     
  3. Leonard Cheshire also founded the Cheshire Homes (now the Leonard Cheshire Disability) charity while his wife, Margaret Susan Cheshire, Baroness Ryder of Warsaw and Baroness Cheshire, CMG, OBE, who worked with the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War, founded the Sue Ryder Foundation (later the Sue Ryder Care charity). Definitely two of life's great achievers.
     
  4. Born in Chester, not forgetting his first wife Constance Binnie. ( American)Brother Geoffery RAF aircrew, POW for the duration, and his famous words from "BIG STINK" whilst spotting for Major Sweeny in "BOCKSCAR" at Nagasaki. " Fat man is falling" iirc from his book
     

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