June 19, 2013, 1:04 pm -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- In July, London's National Army Museum launches a challenging new exhibition that looks at a subject very relevant to modern soldiering. Unseen Enemy tells the story of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in recent conflicts, focusing on the British Army's experience in Afghanistan. It takes place at the Army's dedicated museum space in Chelsea, a short walk from Victoria station. Visitors to London looking for a hotel to stay in should look no further than LondonTown.com, which features booking details for a huge number of London hotels near Victoria.
Unseen Enemy is a thought-provoking exhibition that includes first-hand accounts and exclusive insights into the creation, detection and impact of these deadly devices. This free, immersive exhibition will tell the stories of the men and women who search for, make safe and deal with the impact of IEDs. Focusing especially on Afghanistan, where IEDs are a daily danger for Britain's armed forces, the exhibition features a range of the equipment used in detecting and disarming devices such as bombsuits and robots, and will also chart the medical response to the aftermath of an explosion and the equipment used at the point of injury and at Camp Bastion hospital. Unseen Enemy will also present the story of the adversary, looking at the reasons for their strategic use of the IED in Afghanistan. It also raises questions about the wider effects on Afghan society and the long-term legacy of these devices.
The exhibition is just one reason to visit the excellent Army Museum, which looks at the history of Britain's army from Agincourt's ‘Redcoats' in 1415 to the modern day. The museum includes some extraordinary exhibits, including a display about the Napoleonic Wars that features 70,000 model soldiers, and the frostbitten fingertips of Major Michael ‘Bronco' Lane, who lost them while climbing Mount Everest in 1976. For more details about this exhibition and other events at the museum, please see LondonTown.com.
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