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Forgotten Fighters: the First World War at Sea


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Explore the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich as it plays host to Forgotten Fighters: The First World War at Sea.

This exhibition is part of the World War I commemoration, highlighting the naval and maritime aspects of the conflict. While the actions on the Western Front usually dominate perceptions of World War I, it is sometimes forgotten that there was large scale fighting on the seas. Looking at the horrors of maritime human loss, the exhibition tells the personal stories of those who participated in battle. The gallery guides visitors from the heroism of merchant mariners to the realities of naval battle.

The exhibition features a wide range of objects, including weaponry, photographs, medals and ship models. Geographically, this exhibition covers locations such as the Falkland Islands, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and the North Sea.


Venue Details & Map

National Maritime Museum Greenwich

Romney Road
SE10 9NF
+44 (0)20 8312 6565
Public transport:
Rail – Greenwich (zone 2) DLR – Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich By boat – from most central London piers

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