Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North IWM North is one of the five branches of the Imperial War Museums - the only one outside the South Ea See the moving artwork Poppies, now on permanent display.
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Visit the award-winning IWM North, part of Imperial War Museums, and experience amazing personal stories in Daniel Libeskind’s iconic building on the Quays. The award-winning Big Picture Show is a 360-degree audio-visual experience unique to IWM North. Using surround sound, projected moving images and photographs, the show brings to life people’s experiences of war. It immerses you in the action,

creating a sensory experience which is totally involving, and often moving. The installation is one of many artworks at IWM North created in response to war and conflict, including the architecture of the building itself. Our dedicated team of volunteers are on hand to help you with your visit. Look out for veterans on selected days who tell stories about their service. Enjoy handmade, locally produced food and cakes in our Café & Kitchen and browse retro gifts and souvenirs our onsite shop. Our social media house rules can be found here: https://www.iwm.org.uk/corporate/policies/social-media

This week, a major new sculpture has gone on permanent display at IWM North.‘Man on Fire’ by British sculptor Tim Shaw i...
08/07/2023

This week, a major new sculpture has gone on permanent display at IWM North.

‘Man on Fire’ by British sculptor Tim Shaw is influenced by images of the 2005 Basra riots during the Iraq War, and was also inspired by photographs of the 2007 Glasgow airport attack and by Shaw's own memories of growing up during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. Cast in bronze and measuring just under five metres high, the sculpture captures the moments of a person on fire, caught between life and death.

Plan your visit to IWM North today: https://bit.ly/2DZD7Vw

© IWM Richard Ash

Man on Fire, a major outdoor sculpture by acclaimed British sculptor Tim Shaw comes to IWM North 7 July 2023, taking its...
27/06/2023

Man on Fire, a major outdoor sculpture by acclaimed British sculptor Tim Shaw comes to IWM North 7 July 2023, taking its place alongside several works of art from IWM's collection being newly displayed as part of a summer of art.

Monumental in scale, Man on Fire captures the dreadful moments of a person on fire, caught between life and death and is inspired by images of the 2005 Basra riots, the 2007 Glasgow airport attack and Shaw's own childhood in Northern Ireland during The Troubles.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/3CQef3u

© Steve Tanner

We are saddened to hear of the death of Holocaust survivor Sir Ben Helfgott MBE (22 November 1929 – 16 June 2023). Here,...
16/06/2023

We are saddened to hear of the death of Holocaust survivor Sir Ben Helfgott MBE (22 November 1929 – 16 June 2023).

Here, James Bulgin, Head of Public History at IWM reflects on his life:

"We are desperately sorry to hear of Ben’s passing but so very grateful to have had the benefit of his immense wisdom over the many, many years we did. Ben saw the very worst that human beings could do to each other yet he retained an incredible zest for life. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable, he was also unfailingly kind, warm and funny. We experienced this most recently through the generous time and support Ben gave while taking part in our Generations photography exhibition.

He leaves behind him a truly remarkable legacy and we will continue to proudly play our role in ensuring that this lives on. On both a personal and professional level, we at Imperial War Museums will miss him very much."

© Frederic Aranda

For any visitors wishing to visit IWM North on Sunday 21 May,  please note there will be a road closure outside of the m...
19/05/2023

For any visitors wishing to visit IWM North on Sunday 21 May, please note there will be a road closure outside of the museum for the Great Manchester Run. Visitors should liaise with stewards who will be located at the junction of Warren Bruce Road and Trafford Wharf Road to gain access. You will not be able to exit by turning left out of the car park but should turn right to exit.

Click here for more detail on the route and road closure: https://bit.ly/3MI9Aq2

IWM would like to extend congratulations and best wishes to Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the oc...
06/05/2023

IWM would like to extend congratulations and best wishes to Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla on the occasion of the Coronation.

Here a young Prince Charles looks through a periscope onboard the submarine HMS Churchill, February 1972.

©IWM A 35382

Today we take sweet treats for granted, but what can the humble chocolate bar teach us about the Second World War?This E...
08/04/2023

Today we take sweet treats for granted, but what can the humble chocolate bar teach us about the Second World War?

This Easter, find out how chocolate helped power the nation and discover the strange and innovative ways people worked to satisfy their sweet tooth in times of rationing.

Get hands on with real artefacts, explore our galleries and complete the activity to receive a chocolate reward!

Plan your visit: https://bit.ly/3KdPanh

© IWM EPH 10283

The German Army of 1914 was confident of victory. In August, they launched a huge enveloping attack through Belgium, sma...
07/04/2023

The German Army of 1914 was confident of victory. In August, they launched a huge enveloping attack through Belgium, smashing the Allied forces in battle after battle, and Germany seemed to be on the brink of victory.

But just as Paris moved into view, the tide of the battle, and arguably the whole war, changed. French and British forces counterattacked at the Battle of the Marne and forced the Germans back, leaving their plan for a short war in tatters. So, what went wrong? Why did the German plan fail? And how close did it come to succeeding?

Watch here: https://bit.ly/3Tv8jV1

When the First World War broke out, Germany had a massive problem. The alliance between France and Russia left them totally surrounded, with only Austria Hun...

Gerda Rothberg was born in East Prussia in 1926 to Rutwin and Anna Josselsohn. Her parents decided the family should fle...
06/04/2023

Gerda Rothberg was born in East Prussia in 1926 to Rutwin and Anna Josselsohn. Her parents decided the family should flee after being detained by the SS but Rutwin was unable to obtain a visa. They made the difficult decision to send Gerda and her two sisters on the Kindertransport alone in June 1939.

Both parents died in the Theresienstadt ghetto. Gerda is pictured with a measuring tape in honour of her beloved father who was a master tailor.

On display in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

© Simon Hill.

IWM North is open every day over the Easter bank holiday weekend!Families can explore our museum collections with a spec...
05/04/2023

IWM North is open every day over the Easter bank holiday weekend!

Families can explore our museum collections with a special chocolate-themed edition of Story Seekers, a free and interactive family activity. Drop in 10am-4pm, daily until 16 April.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3KdPanh

© IWM EPH 10283

Discover what the humble chocolate bar can teach us about the Second World War, meet eyewitnesses to conflict, and show ...
31/03/2023

Discover what the humble chocolate bar can teach us about the Second World War, meet eyewitnesses to conflict, and show off your creative skills by creating your own posters inspired by the 'Dig for Victory' campaign.

Plan your visit to IWM North's free family activities this Easter: https://bit.ly/3LSerF0

© Art.IWM PST 17009

Leonard Kaufmann was born in Germany in 1935. Leonard’s uncle Arthur, who moved to England in 1938, fortuitously met Ron...
30/03/2023

Leonard Kaufmann was born in Germany in 1935. Leonard’s uncle Arthur, who moved to England in 1938, fortuitously met Ronald Argles, who kindly sponsored Leonard, aged four and another 29 children. This enabled them to travel to safety in England on the Kindertransport.

Leonard’s first memory is of sitting on a barstool with a little name tag on, waiting to be collected. He has no memory of his parents Selma and Siegmund or his two siblings Kurt and Erica, who were all murdered.

On display in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

© Simon Hill.

The First World War is often remembered as a futile waste of life. A pointless slugging match that saw uncaring commande...
12/03/2023

The First World War is often remembered as a futile waste of life. A pointless slugging match that saw uncaring commanders send thousands of young men to their untimely deaths.

But were First World War soldiers really lions led by donkeys?

Watch here: https://bit.ly/3HeD374

The First World War is often remembered as a futile waste of life. A pointless slugging match that saw uncaring commanders send thousands of young men to the...

08/03/2023

The Battle of Stalingrad is seen by many as the turning point of the Second World War, but could the outcome of the battle have been decided well before the Germans even reached the city?

Watch this episode of IWM Stories to find out more: https://bit.ly/3EkIQqU

Danny Herman was born in Königsberg in 1935. In 1939, Danny’s father escaped to the Kitchener Camp, a camp for Jewish re...
05/03/2023

Danny Herman was born in Königsberg in 1935. In 1939, Danny’s father escaped to the Kitchener Camp, a camp for Jewish refugees in England. At almost four years old, Danny and his mother left Germany on one of the last boats before the outbreak of war, to join his father in England. Many of his extended family were murdered.

The family later settled in Manchester, and Danny is photographed in his garden surrounded by his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

On display in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

Sisters Gisela Feldman BEM and Sonja Sternberg BEM were born in Berlin.After the November Pogrom in 1938 and the deporta...
02/03/2023

Sisters Gisela Feldman BEM and Sonja Sternberg BEM were born in Berlin.

After the November Pogrom in 1938 and the deportation of their father, they travelled to Cuba with their mother and other refugees on the liner St Louis. However, on arrival, the St Louis was refused entry and sent back towards Europe. Gisela and Sonja finally disembarked in England where they were assisted by the Jewish Refugees Committee.

They both married, had families and settled in Manchester.

They are pictured with a photo of their father who they never saw again.

On display in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

IWM North is packed full of stories, but we need your wits and imagination to explore our collections and find connectio...
01/03/2023

IWM North is packed full of stories, but we need your wits and imagination to explore our collections and find connections.

Learn together as a family about the global impact of conflict from the Second World War to today.

Running every weekend: https://bit.ly/3CJSNOG

Marianne Philipps was born in Berlin and after Kristallnacht, she travelled alone on the Kindertransport to England.  Sh...
28/02/2023

Marianne Philipps was born in Berlin and after Kristallnacht, she travelled alone on the Kindertransport to England.

She is photographed with her two children, Frank and Miriam, and two of her grandchildren, Samuel and Naomi. Marianne is holding the family chronicle on the Hirsch family history, written by Marianne’s father Martin, who was murdered in Auschwitz along with her younger brother.

Marianne has always loved needlework, like her mother. Her grandson is holding one of the tapestries which Marianne created.

On display in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

When she was three, Anne Super and her parents were marched out of their home by the N***s. To save her life, her mother...
20/02/2023

When she was three, Anne Super and her parents were marched out of their home by the N***s. To save her life, her mother pushed her through a hedge into the hands of the local milk woman, who saved her life.

Anne never saw her parents again.

Anne moved to South Africa after the war, before settling in Manchester where she set up her own optician's practice.

Here, Anne is photographed among the greenery of her conservatory with one of her sons, Jon, and two of her grandchildren, Monty and Elana.

On display in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

© Simon Hill.

Call of Duty is the best selling first person shooter franchise of all time. But how realistic is Call of Duty: Modern W...
19/02/2023

Call of Duty is the best selling first person shooter franchise of all time. But how realistic is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? In this video IWM curator Chris Cooper examines the game and what it can tell us about real life contemporary conflict.

Watch here: https://bit.ly/3E93aLY

Call of Duty is the best selling first person shooter franchise of all time. But how realistic is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? In this video Chris Cooper, L...

This weekend is your last chance to join our Home Front Volunteer family activity at IWM North.Learn more about the vari...
17/02/2023

This weekend is your last chance to join our Home Front Volunteer family activity at IWM North.

Learn more about the various roles on the Home Front – from the Women’s Land Army to the Timber Corps. Find the perfect role for you and make your own badge or armband to take home.

Running until 19 February: https://bit.ly/3k7P1ri

Ike Alterman survived Blyzin concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau and a death march to Buchenwald, before being libera...
12/02/2023

Ike Alterman survived Blyzin concentration camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau and a death march to Buchenwald, before being liberated outside Theresienstadt.

Ike arrived in England in 1945 and became one of the ‘Windermere Boys’.

Here, Ike is pictured with his daughters, Elaine and Fione, and granddaughter Danni, in a square in Bury, resonating with the square in Poland where he was lined up with his family by German soldiers. This was the moment when he was separated from his family. His mother, sister and brother were murdered in Treblinka.

On display in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

© Simon Hill.

What important role would you have volunteered for as part of Britain’s Civil Defence during the Second World War?This F...
10/02/2023

What important role would you have volunteered for as part of Britain’s Civil Defence during the Second World War?

This February half-term, learn more about the various roles on the Home Front – from the Women’s Land Army to the Timber Corps, and why they were vital.

Find the perfect role for you and make your own badge or armband to take home.

Family activities are running daily from 11 - 19 February: https://bit.ly/3SXApXx

© IWM TR 912

“What does it mean to survive? For those who made it out of mankind’s most systematic attempt at genocide, three things:...
09/02/2023

“What does it mean to survive? For those who made it out of mankind’s most systematic attempt at genocide, three things: freedom, family — and victory. Those values beam out of . . . photographs taken for Imperial War Museum North's collection of Holocaust survivor portraits, which testify not to death but the power of human resilience”, writes The Jewish Chronicle of Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors, now on display at IWM North.

Plan your visit today: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors features brand-new photographs of Manchester-based Holocaust survivors, al...
29/01/2023

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors features brand-new photographs of Manchester-based Holocaust survivors, alongside the exhibition's original 60 photographs.

Here, the five newly photographed Holocaust survivors sit in front of their portraits at IWM North.

Ruth Lachs, second from right, said of her portrait: “I thought it was a beautiful portrait and I was proud of seeing my great-grandchildren in it”

Plan your free visit: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, marking 78 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 1945. Today, ...
27/01/2023

Today is Holocaust Memorial Day, marking 78 years since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on 27 January 1945. Today, and every day, we remember and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors, a photography exhibition that presents a group of survivors who made the UK their home, opens at IWM North today. These portraits are a celebration of the rich lives they have lived and the special legacy that their children and grandchildren will carry into the future.

Here, Manchester-based Holocaust survivors Ruth and Werner Lachs are photographed with their Chanukiah and three of their great-grandchildren, Amaya, Dana and Joshua. In Judaism, light symbolises an eternal flame.

Opening today, Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors is free to visit: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

© Simon Hill.

On Tuesday, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham met with six Manchester-based Holocaust survivors whose photographs...
26/01/2023

On Tuesday, Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham met with six Manchester-based Holocaust survivors whose photographs feature in Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors at IWM North.

Here, Andy Burnham meets Ike Alterman, a survivor of four death camps. On seeing his photograph in the exhibition, Ike said "I feel very proud."

Andy said of the exhibition, “People hear the shocking numbers – six million Jewish people – and it’s hard to take in. You come here and it’s personalising…I would ask everyone to come here.”

Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors opens tomorrow: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

This painting was created in 1918 by Flora Lion, an established society portrait artist who organised permission to sket...
20/01/2023

This painting was created in 1918 by Flora Lion, an established society portrait artist who organised permission to sketch factories in Leeds and Bradford during the First World War.

This scene shows the interior of an assembly shed at an aircraft factory, probably the Belle Vue Barracks in Bradford. On the left you can see a flying boat under construction and on the right workers stand at benches planning and fixing pieces for the aircraft.

Flying boats were used extensively by the British for spotting German U-Boats. Though the technology of flight demanded cutting-edge precision, the boats were manufactured using traditional carpentry skills. Expert engineers and craftsmen joiners from a range of companies were brought together into small teams to meet the demand for flying boats.

You can see Lion’s ‘Building Flying-Boats’, as well as many other artworks on display at IWM North.

© IWM Art.IWM ART 4435

There's just under two weeks until we open Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors. Through a series of individual...
18/01/2023

There's just under two weeks until we open Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors.

Through a series of individual and family portraits, the moving photographs in this exhibition present a group of Holocaust survivors who made the UK their home after beginnings marked by unimaginable loss and trauma. While offering a space to remember and share their stories, these portraits are a celebration of the rich lives they have lived and the special legacy which their children and grandchildren will carry into the future.

Opening 27 January 2023: https://bit.ly/3Ee2sfk

© The Princess of Wales.

The Second Battle of El Alamein would become one of the most famous battles of the Second World War, an old-school infan...
16/01/2023

The Second Battle of El Alamein would become one of the most famous battles of the Second World War, an old-school infantry slog through deadly minefields more akin to the First World War than the Second. It was a battle that would prove the tide of the war had truly turned in the Allies' favour.

Learn more in this episode of IWM Stories: https://bit.ly/3LM4YNj

In the summer of 1942, the British 8th Army was in a crisis. After being defeated at the Battle of Gazala, Erwin Rommel’s Panzer Army Africa had them on the ...

There’s still time to become a story seeker at IWM North this Christmas 🎄Until 31 December, families can get hands on wi...
28/12/2022

There’s still time to become a story seeker at IWM North this Christmas 🎄

Until 31 December, families can get hands on with real artefacts and dig deeper into the museum’s collections to uncover the moving stories they tell, from people who braved shark-infested waters to ingenious nurses.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3CJSNOG

This week is your last chance to visit Ukraine: Photographs from the Frontline. Running until 2 January, this exhibition...
27/12/2022

This week is your last chance to visit Ukraine: Photographs from the Frontline.

Running until 2 January, this exhibition documents the ordinary citizens of Ukraine whose lives have been uprooted by the threat of the frontline, the reality of displacement, and the pain of separation from loved ones.

Plan your visit: https://bit.ly/3SSW1nU

A very Merry Christmas from IWM North!In October 1914 King George V’s 17-year-old daughter, Princess Mary, made a public...
25/12/2022

A very Merry Christmas from IWM North!

In October 1914 King George V’s 17-year-old daughter, Princess Mary, made a public appeal for money so that a Christmas 'gift from the nation' could be sent to every British and Empire soldier and sailor. Half a million brass Princess Mary’s gift boxes had been delivered by Christmas Day. Smokers received ci******es, to***co, a lighter and pipe, and non-smokers a ‘bullet’ pencil and writing paper. Indian troops’ boxes included sweets and spices while nurses received chocolate.

© IWM. EPH 2026 on display at IWM North.

Have you seen IWM North’s newest Big Picture Show yet? Follow Milo the mouse and his guide Winkie the pigeon, as they di...
23/12/2022

Have you seen IWM North’s newest Big Picture Show yet?

Follow Milo the mouse and his guide Winkie the pigeon, as they discover stories of brave animals who have helped the war effort from the First World War to the present day.

Our Big Picture Show is an immersive 360-degree thought-provoking multimedia experience, and is free to visit.

Plan your visit: https://bit.ly/3FoXgWD

There are just a few weeks left to visit Ukraine: Photographs from the Frontline.Presenting photographs taken by interna...
19/12/2022

There are just a few weeks left to visit Ukraine: Photographs from the Frontline.

Presenting photographs taken by internationally renowned photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind, these powerful works document the devastating reality of living amidst conflict.

Plan your visit: https://bit.ly/3SSW1nU

Today IWM North launches its newest Big Picture Show! Follow Milo the mouse and his guide Winkie the pigeon, as they dis...
16/12/2022

Today IWM North launches its newest Big Picture Show! Follow Milo the mouse and his guide Winkie the pigeon, as they discover stories of brave animals who have helped the war effort from the First World War to the present day.

Our Big Picture Show is an immersive 360-degree thought-provoking multimedia experience, and is free to visit.

Daily at 11am: https://bit.ly/3FoXgWD

Adventurers wanted this Christmas. Positions available immediately!Fun for the whole family, take part in our free Story...
15/12/2022

Adventurers wanted this Christmas. Positions available immediately!

Fun for the whole family, take part in our free Story Seekers trail this Christmas at IWM North to discover real artefacts and moving stories from our collections. Complete the trail to receive a special Christmas themed treat this December!

Story Seekers is running every weekend in December and everyday from 19 to 23 and 27 to 31 December.

Plan your visit today: https://bit.ly/3CJSNOG

04/12/2022

When the war in Ukraine began, there were estimates that Russia would establish air superiority within a matter of days. But 9 months into the war, the skies over Ukraine are still contested. Why have Russia struggled to utilise their air power effectively? And how has the war in the air changed as a result?

Find out in our newest episode of IWM Stories:
https://bit.ly/3VCVzeA

For the next 12 days, we'll be bringing you a new deal every day from the online shop: bit.ly/3FkYiUMToday's deal: Up to...
03/12/2022

For the next 12 days, we'll be bringing you a new deal every day from the online shop: bit.ly/3FkYiUM

Today's deal: Up to 30% off selected decorations and confectionery: bit.ly/3uq7EYZ

Make sure to check in each day until 14 December and discover each new deal.

There’s just a month left to visit Ukraine: Photographs from the Frontline.Presenting photographs taken by international...
02/12/2022

There’s just a month left to visit Ukraine: Photographs from the Frontline.

Presenting photographs taken by internationally renowned photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind, these powerful works document the devastating reality of living amidst conflict.

Plan your visit: https://bit.ly/3SSW1nU

IWM North is packed full of stories, but we need your wits and imagination exploring our collections and finding connect...
25/11/2022

IWM North is packed full of stories, but we need your wits and imagination exploring our collections and finding connections.

This weekend, discover real artefacts, find surprising stories from our collections and learn as a family about the global impact of conflict from the First World War to today.

Story Seekers is running every weekend at IWM North: https://bit.ly/3CJSNOG

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This is a picture of the Imperial War Museum North (IWMN) in Manchester, England.

You are wondering right now, "How can this possibly be related to "Tea" and "England?"

Well, no matter who, what, where, when, or why – there seems to always be a tea connection to [almost] everything in England.

Here we go:

1. A gent named Daniel Libeskind was born in Poland, the second child of Polish Jewish parents who had survived the Holocaust.

2. He became an internationally acclaimed architect.

3. He designed the Jewish Museum in Berlin, and was the brain behind the master plan for the Ground Zero site in New York.

5. The IWMN was the first building in England designed by him. (I’ve been there, and it’s incredible. Learn more about it here https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-north/about )

6. He believes that the architecture of a museum should give richer meaning to its subject matter.

7. Libeskind wanted the IWMN building to be a symbol of the effects of war, so he came up with the concept of a globe shattered into three pieces - and though it’s been put back together, it will never be the same again.

8. The three pieces, or shards, are Earth-Shard, Water-Shard, and Air-Shard, representing the conflicts on land, sea, and in the air.

9. ***𝘼 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙥𝙤𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙣𝙫𝙤𝙡𝙫𝙚𝙙 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙪𝙞𝙡𝙙𝙞𝙣𝙜***

10. When Libeskind came up with the shattered-globe concept (see #7), he dropped a 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐭 (the nearest object to hand with a spherical shape) out of his studio window in Berlin and used the broken pieces as inspiration for IWMN's three shards. (He sealed the 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐭 in a plastic bag before dropping it)

So there you have it! The design of a museum in England influenced by a broken 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐩𝐨𝐭 🫖
Another place I would love to see not only my book stocked but potentially a small exhibition is in one of the following museums. Between myself and the other descendants of HMS India officers and crew we have some fantastic memorabilia, photographs and letters and I think they would be a valuable addition to any exhibition on WW1 (and my book would be a great addition to the bookshop on the way out!). I wonder how I might get in contact with any of the following - Imperial War Museum London Imperial War Museum North Imperial War Museum North HMS Belfast National Maritime Museum Scottish Maritime Museum Holyhead Maritime Museum Aberdeen Maritime Museum Historic Dockyard Chatham Lowestoft Maritime Museum Ramsgate Maritime Museum Merseyside Maritime Museum National Maritime Museum Cornwall National Museum of the Royal Navy Portsmouth National Museum of the Royal Navy Bath Postal Museum Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd
Here is the list of active US Naval Aircraft Carriers, in order they were commissioned. The Nimitz is number 68, the rest are numbered in order with the Gerald R Ford being number 78, The next one to be delivered is the John F Kennedy, CVN-79. All of them are nuclear powered - thus the designation of CVN.
I was stationed onboard USS Ranger CV-61 (conventional powered to so N) from 1980 - 1983 out of San Diego California
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USS Dwight D. Eisenhower
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USS Abraham Lincoln
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𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝗱’𝘀 𝗛𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝘃𝗶𝘃𝗼𝗿𝘀’ 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗪𝗮𝗿 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸-𝘂𝗽 (𝟮𝟱.𝟭𝟭.𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮)

THE FED’s My Voice project will be the northern partner to Imperial War Museum North’s Generations: Portraits of Holocaust Survivors exhibition.
The exhibition, which will open at the Salford-based museum on January 27 — Holocaust Memorial Day — will showcase six
storytellers from the charity’s My Voice project.
They are Ike Alterman, Anne Super, Tomi Komoly, Ruth and Werner Lachs, and Marianne Philipps.
Raphi Bloom, The Fed’s fundraising, marketing and communications director, said: “This is a most fitting tribute to the wonderful survivors who bring hope and encouragement to people of all backgrounds who now face the challenge of rebuilding their lives after similar trauma.
“The Fed’s work with Holocaust survivors and refugees gains greater attention by the day — the sense of urgency increasing by the hour.”
My Voice is unique in chronicling the life stories of survivors in their own voice, focusing on their whole lives — before, during and after the war years, when they settled in and around Manchester building successful, positive lives despite the horrors they had experienced.
“That such a project sits within a social care organisation and offers ongoing support to the storytellers is even more exceptional.”
Meanwhile, Whitefield-based Mr Alterman is to awarded the Freedom of Bury — the highest civic honour the borough can give.
Most of Poland-born Mr Alterman’s family were murdered in the Holocaust.
He survived Auschwitz, Birkenau and Theresienstadt concentration camps, before arriving in the UK as one of the Windermere Children, where he and other youngsters were sent to the Lake District to help them adjust to life in England.
MUST-SEE EXHIBITION: Internationally renowned photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind showcases staggering images of conflict in Ukraine for the first time in the UK at Imperial War Museum North.

UKRAINE FRONTLINE: Internationally renowned photojournalist Anastasia Taylor-Lind showcases staggering images of conflict in Ukraine for the first time in the UK at Imperial War Museum North.

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐞𝐝'𝐬 𝐌𝐲 𝐕𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐈𝐬 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐀𝐬 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐧 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐓𝐨 𝐈𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐖𝐚𝐫 𝐌𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐮𝐦 𝐍𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐡 "𝐆𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬: 𝐏𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐒𝐮𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐬" 𝐄𝐱𝐡𝐢𝐛𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧

The Fed is truly honoured to be collaborating with the Imperial War Museum North & Imperial War Museum London on this important and powerful exhibition.

We are delighted that the Generations Exhibition is showcasing six of our My Voice storytellers - 𝐈𝐤𝐞 𝐀𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧, 𝐀𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐞𝐫, 𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐢 𝐊𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐥𝐲, 𝐑𝐮𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐖𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐞𝐫 𝐋𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐬 & 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐞 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩𝐩𝐬. This is a most fitting tribute to the wonderful Survivors who bring hope and encouragement to people of all backgrounds who now face the challenge of rebuilding their lives after similar trauma.

The Fed’s work with Holocaust Survivors and Refugees gains greater attention by the day – the sense of urgency increasing by the hour. My Voice is unique in chronicling the life stories of Survivors in their own voice, focusing on their whole lives - before, during and after the war years, when they settled in and around Manchester building successful, positive lives despite the horrors they had experienced. That such a project sits within a social care organisation and offers ongoing support to the storytellers is even more exceptional.

The My Voice authors’ incredible resilience and strength have made an immense contribution to making our city and the North West great.

We hope to see you all at the exhibition which opens on Holocaust Memorial Day on Jan 27, 2023.

Holocaust Memorial Day Trust The Royal Photographic Society The Jewish News The Jewish Leadership Council Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester & Region
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At the Imperial War Museum North, you'll find Paul Cummins and Tom Piper's beautiful Poppies, which are now on permanent display.

The original piece 'Poppies: Wave and Weeping' travelled the UK between 2014-2018 and is made up of close to 900,000 poppies. The ceramic poppies took over 4 months to make and were entirely handcrafted by a team of over 300 people. Each individual flower represents a life lost by Britain and its Empire in the First World War.

📸 Imperial War Museum North

I was commissioned to write this work in 2019, to be performed as part of the Imperial War Museum North's Armistace memorial

The title and vision is simple 'will we...', when we say we will remember them, do we remember who was lost?

Sadly, as the years drift, the memory of both the first and second world war is blurred and twisted to help score political points, or justify more war - this piece, I hope at least, tries to counter that
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