Exhibition: Foe to Friend: The British Army in Germany since 1945

This exhibition runs from Sun, 22nd May 2022 to Wed, 21st Aug 2024. See all dates

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

28th Jun 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
29th Jun 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
30th Jun 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
1st Jul 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
2nd Jul 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
3rd Jul 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)
5th Jul 2022  
(10am - 5:30pm)

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

More than a million British soldiers have lived and served in Germany over the past 75 years. Immerse yourself in their stories and follow their evolution from conquerors and occupiers to allies and friends.

Germany has been at the heart of the British Army's story since 1945. After the Second World War, the Army helped rebuild a devastated and divided nation. It provided protection during the Cold War, and later used Germany as a base from which to deploy troops across the world.

This exhibition follows the lives of soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years. It looks at the changing relationship between Britain and Germany and charts the gradual transition from foe to friend.

Discover everyday tales of beer, bratwurst and family life set against intriguing accounts of espionage and military training on a massive scale.

It is a story of contrasts: adversaries and allies, east and west, military duty and family commitments. And at its heart lie the day-to-day challenges and triumphs of living and working in a new home overseas.

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.


National Army Museum,

Royal Hospital Road, London,

Map of National Army Museum


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