Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Imperial War Museum in the UK - the 70th anniversary of 1940

All branches of the Imperial War Museum are commemorating the 70th anniversary of 1940 - the year which saw the introduction of rationing; Winston Churchill come to power; the evacuation of Dunkirk; the Battle of Britain; and the Blitz - with a range of special exhibitions, events and engaging online content.

Whether you’d like to attend an air show at Imperial War Museum Duxford, want to review the new Explore History 1940 display at Imperial War Museum London, or are simply seeking background information on the momentous events of 1940, members of the press can find all relevant information on this page.

Press releases
For information on any of the 1940 anniversary events or exhibitions taking place at the Imperial War Museum, please refer to one of the press releases below:

The Imperial War Museum Commemorates 1940, ‘Britain’s Finest Hour’
Imperial War Museum Duxford Commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain
Duxford in May: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Saturday 15 May) and Spring Air Show (Sunday 16 May)
A Snapshot of Life at Duxford: Duxford in the Battle of Britain Photography Exhibition
Explore History at Imperial War Museum London, from 21 May 2010
1940s Activities at the Churchill War Rooms

Images and Film
A selection of high-resolution images, complete with captions and copyright information, is available to download from Pictures for Press.
For broadcast-quality film, get in touch directly with one of the Museum’s press offices who can provide a selection of archive and contemporary content on DVD.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for above, please contact one of the Museum’s press offices: 
Imperial War Museum London, Ellie Farrell: 020 7416 5497, efarrell@iwm.org.uk
Churchill War Rooms and HMS Belfast, Nicola Osmond-Evans: 020 7416 5316, nosmond-evans@iwm.org.uk
Imperial War Museum Duxford, Esther Blaine: 01223 499 320, eblaine@iwm.org.uk
Imperial War Museum North, Alex Knight: 0161 836 4040, aknight@iwm.org.uk

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