The equipment, technology, uniforms and of course the enemy may have been immeasurably different. But the feelings of the soldiers were identical. The exhibition, supported by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, displays uniforms, equipment, weaponry, medals and other items from the conflict in Afghanistan. Six of the British soldiers killed there were from Cumbria.
But the central feature of the exhibition is a video. Soldiers talk about what they saw and how they felt, and share stories, anecdotes and reflections. It makes compelling viewing.
My personal mission was to bring young men home safely. About two-thirds of the casualties among the coalition forces were caused by improvised explosive devices, or IEDs. Winning the hearts and minds of ordinary Afghans was important. Most of them were frightened of the Taliban and often keen to help. And there was the overwhelming heat, even in the dead of night.
Due to the heat and no fridges, we drank hot water for six months! Yet there were spectacular sights. Without the background glare of streetlamps or lights from traffic or buildings, the stars stand out incredibly clearly. And yet after hot, dry terrain he missed the cool, wet climate of home. Since the idea for the exhibition came about.
We wanted to use what people sent in, and it was extremely powerful. The further into the past events recede, the harder it is to find first-hand material or accounts. But Afghanistan is well within living memory and eye-witness accounts like those in the exhibition are a valuable resource, and so the museum is keen to collect more memories of those who served there.
Anyone who wants to share theirs can visit www. Soldiers's memories of war in Afghanistan at new exhibition. Pulpish but entertaining, the sort of material Norton cut her teeth on: should fit right in alongside the Webers, Moons, Flints, Asaros, Ringos, Drakes, etc. There was a problem adding your email address. Please try again.
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