100 Days Offensive: Touring Exhibition

1 September 2018 | Bethany Reynard

The Corps Museums Network have created an exhibition that will visit five museums within the network and will detail the activities of those Corps during the 100 Days Offensive.

THE HUNDRED DAYS OFFENSIVE, AUGUST-NOVEMBER 1918 (Q 9546) Men of a pioneer battalion resting whilst engaged on clearing debris in Cambrai, 12 October 1918. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205245292

The 100 Days Offensive touring exhibition will travel around five different Corps Museums, from the Corps Museums Network, to show how each of those Corps played a vital role during the offensive that subsequently ended the First World War. The exhibition covers the roles of the Intelligence Corps, the Medical Corps, the Royal Signals, the Royal Engineers, and the Royal Army Physical Training Corps.

The exhibition is a Heritage Lottery Funded project that has been created by Hazel Sadler to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. The exhibition will start at the Military Intelligence Museum until the 7th September, then to the Royal Engineers Museum from the 10th to the 28th September, next the Museum of Military Medicine from the 1st October to the 19th, it will be at the Royal Army Physical Training Corps from 22nd October to 9th November, and then finally to the Royal Signals Museum, where the exhibition will finish on the 30th November.

The exhibition is free for all, some of the museums are on military bases so make sure to look at their websites to learn more about how to access the museums. Find out more about the exhibition and how to visit here.