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Second World War Captives curator tours – The National Archives

February - July 2024

An exclusive tour of the latest exhibition, Great Escapes: Remarkable Second World War Captives, once a month.

During the Second World War hundreds of thousands of people were held in captivity. Service personnel captured in conflict became prisoners of war, and civilians were confined in internment camps. Nearly all sought some kind of escape, from successfully breaking out of camps to finding solace in setting up theatre performances, writing to loved ones, secretly producing artworks, and falling in love.

Great Escapes tells the remarkable stories behind these acts of resistance and resilience of people from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth who fell into enemy hands, and of people imprisoned by the British.

Tours are led by exhibition curators, Will Butler (29 Feb, 21 Mar & 5 July) and Roger Kershaw (12 Apr, 25 May & 18 June).

When

Thursday 29 February 2024, 11am

Thursday 21 March 2024, 2pm

Friday 12 April 2024, 11am

Saturday 25 May 2024, 11am

Tuesday 18 June  2024, 2pm

Friday 5 July 2024, 3pm

Tickets

£5, book here.

Details

Date:
25 May
Time:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Venue

The National Archives
Kew
Richmond, London TW9 4DU
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Phone
020 8876 3444
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February - July 2024
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Details

Date:
25 May
Time:
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
BST
Event Categories:
, , ,

Venue

The National Archives
Kew
Richmond, London TW9 4DU
+ Google Map
Phone
020 8876 3444
View Venue Website

Other

Custom Date
February - July 2024
Custom Order
0