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Exhibition: Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives

Location

National Archives,

Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, London,
TW9 4DU

Dates

This exhibition runs from Fri, 2nd Feb 2024 to Sun, 21st Jul 2024.

Forthcoming dates:

Fri,
21st Jun 2024  
(9am - 5pm)
Sat,
22nd Jun 2024  
(9am - 5pm)
Sun,
23rd Jun 2024  
(11am - 4pm)
Tue,
25th Jun 2024  
(9am - 7pm)
Wed,
26th Jun 2024  
(9am - 5pm)
Thu,
27th Jun 2024  
(9am - 7pm)
Fri,
28th Jun 2024  
(9am - 5pm)

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

Discover incredible stories of Second World War captives

This exhibition explores the human spirit during captivity during the Second World War.

The exhibition reveals iconic and under-told stories of prisoners of war and civilian internees.

From famous escape attempts such as the escape from Stalag Luft III that we know as “the Great Escape” and British officer Airey Neave’s escape from Colditz Castle dressed as a German soldier, to remarkable stories of individuals seeking escape through art, music and finding love, the exhibition offers glimpses of the courage and ingenuity that is possible in desperately hard times.

The exhibition is free to visit and you do not need to book a ticket.

Ian has Visited - review here.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Fri, 2nd Feb 2024 to Sun, 21st Jul 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

June 2024

July 2024

Location

National Archives,

Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, London,
TW9 4DU

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