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Imperial War Museums (IWM) is a British national museum organisation with branches at five locations in England, three of which are in London. Founded as the Imperial War Museum in 1917, the museum was intended to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of Britain and its Empire during the First World War. The museum's remit has since expanded to include all conflicts in which British or Commonwealth forces have been involved since 1914.


Scottish Horse - Second Boer war 1899 - 1902 (A unit made up of Australians, South Africans, Scottish and even some English of Scottish desent). Their record was pretty much second to none for a mounted unit.


British sniper Craig Harrison used a .338 Lapua magnum to make the longest confirmed sniper kill shot at 2,707 yards in Afghanistan in 2009


Havildar (a noncommissioned officer in the Indian army, equivalent in rank to sergeant) of the 14th Sikhs. Gallipoli 1915


Harnessed dogs pull a British Army machine gun and ammo, 1914. These weapons could weigh as much as 150 pounds.(Bibliotheque nationale de France) #


The commercial district of Dublin after British Army shelling 1916


The Passchendaele campaign cost the British Army about a quarter-million casualties in 3 months! It was truly a living inferno, nearly as bad as Verdun.


Published on Sep 21, 2013.British Army musicians entertained unsuspecting passersby with a flashmob performance in Birmingham's Chamberlain Square.The 60 professionals,from both Regular and Reserve bands,performed the big band classic"Sing, Sing, Sing", by Louis Prima.


Springer spaniel Theo, seen here with his handler Cpl Liam Tasker, was awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal, known as the animals' Victoria Cross, at Wellington Barracks, London which is said to be the highest accolade any animal can receive in recognition of devotion to duty in saving human life while serving in military conflict. The inseparable pair, detected a record 14 Taliban roadside bombs and weapons caches in five months, and are believed to have saved countless lives. sadly theo died.