VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL COLLECTION
British Conflicts Since l945
Objects from the Vietnam Veterans Memorial collection have also traveled to England for inclusion in a major exhibit, "Conflicts Since l945", at the Imperial War Museum in London. This exhibit explores the conflicts in which Great Britain has been, and continues to be, involved since World War II. The section on the Vietnam War juxtaposes objects left at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., with photographs, posters, and other military-related objects from other countries which were also involved in the war.
No other conflict exhibited has resulted in generations of relatives, friends, and social organizations leaving objects at a memorial. This is a thought-provoking exhibit which, without captioned interpretation, uses British and Colonial military uniforms, weapons, documents, and riveting photographs, interactive videos, film footage, and music to make the connection between the symbolism inherent in the objects and the roles these objects play in defining Great Britain's geographical, political, and cultural history.
HOW TO VISIT THE EXHIBIT: The Imperial War Museum's address is:
The Imperial War Museum
London SE1 6HZ
Last Updated: June 4, 1997