Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
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London 2021 #4

On the 11/11 I went to The Imperial War Museum.  I have been a few times over the years, but like all museums, there is always something new to spot ... if you keep your eyes open!

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Part of the Berlin Wall
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The harness of Rex ... including his Dicken medal (The animal VC)
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Home Guard uniform - Dad was in the Home Guard
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Cash box from HMS Exeter, sunk by The Graf Spree in 1939.  There is a memorial placque in the entrance if the hospital I work at in recognition of the ship
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A gas-safe dog kennel ... to be used with humans in gas masks
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From WWI - my granddad may have seen some of these.
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My grandma was a "Canary" ... a munition worker
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WWII - the staff car of General Montgomery
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A spitfire
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The smallest of the "little boats" who went over to Dunkirk in June 1940


After going to The Cenotaph on Sunday I went to see The Jewel Tower, built in 1365 and is part of the original Palace of Westminster.  And despite the name was mostly used to store government laws, and a set of "official" weights and measures.
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Some of the original foundations, that had to be replaced in the mid 20th century
Tags: camera, history, holiday 2021, london, war
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