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Helmets of the First World War Battle,Technology, and Culture

The First World War (1914-1918) was a defining event of modern history. The war pitted the Allies (France, Russia, Great Britain, Italy from 1915, the U.S. from 1917) against the Central Powers (Austria-Hungary, Germany, the Ottoman Empire), with many other countries also drawn in. Some 9-15 million soldiers and around 7 million civilians perished.

This exhibition explores how technology changed soldiers' experiences of battle, especially on the Western Front in Belgium and France.