Marking 100 years since The Battle of the Somme film release, this exhibition goes behind the scenes to reveal how film-makers have re-imagined real life stories of Twentieth Century conflicts for the silver screen.
Drawing on a series of artefacts and archival documents, the display compares the films with the real life events that inspired them.
An array of film props, costumes, scripts, sketches and clips from such iconic films as The Dam Busters, Atonement, Battle of Britain, War Horse, Where Eagles Dare and Casablanca alongside the museum’s own collection of wartime artefacts. Also on display will be the cine camera used to capture real and recreated footage for The Battle of Somme.
Accompanied by immersive audio-visual installations, the exhibition will explore the film-making process itself and how war movies have shaped popular perceptions of conflict.
Not one to be missed, visit iwm.org.uk for further details and tickets.