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The new-look Imperial War Museum:
affecting and poignant

Telegraph [UK], by Alastair Sooke

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 7/17/2014 7:50:58 AM

If you had to pick one colour to symbolise war, what would you choose? Blood red, to reflect the human cost of conflict? Or perhaps khaki, as a nod to military dress? Visitors to the Imperial War Museum in London, which reopens on Saturday following a £40 million transformation including a suite of permanent new galleries devoted to the First World War, would be forgiven for concluding that the most appropriate hue for combat is actually grey – since this is the colour that greets people like a thundercloud when they arrive in the vast central atrium after passing through the

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It was affecting and poignant when A and I were there in 1986-87. It must be unbelievably so now.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 7/17/2014 8:02:13 AM     (No. 9928362)

Was just wandering around the Telegraph and saw this gallery from the IWM.

http://tinyurl.com/l5szcxm

Someone needs to copy and distribute that poster on the right of photo #17.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Susannah, 7/17/2014 12:44:38 PM     (No. 9928860)

Many thanks for the link to the gallery, OP. Sadly, the poster of which you speak would be deemed culturally insensitive now.

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