Posts by venue: Military History

VE Day 75 – Use of Personal Narratives

Written by Roberta Goldwater, Assistant Curator (Regimental) Charge! This week I should have been opening our temporary exhibition, ‘The Final Push’, charting the final six weeks of World War II for two of our regiments; the 13th/18th and the 15th/19th… Read more

LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor Part 2: D-Day and Beyond

Written by Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager, North & South Tyneside. Part 1: LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor is available to read here  At long last the mechanics seemed to have fixed the problem.  The engines were running properly,… Read more

LCT 7074 – Hebburn’s Remarkable D-Day Survivor

Written by Geoff Woodward, Museum Manager, North & South Tyneside The tidal waters of the River Tyne were a swirling grey and the gusting wind stung a chilled greeting as a newly-completed vessel was hastily handed over to the Royal Navy.  The date was 7 April… Read more

The Service Women of WWII – by Hannah Mather, Customer Service Assistant and Volunteer

During the warmer months, the spotlight shone on the women working in agriculture, in place of the men that were now serving in the military. The Women’s Land Army was featured on the covers of Woman magazine with issues like… Read more

Corporal Ian Forsyth and the Liberation of Belsen – by David Weatherstone, Assistant Outreach Officer: Charge! England’s Northern Cavalry

‘There are no extraordinary men… just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.’ Fleet Admiral William Halsey, United States Navy When researching this month’s blog I was drawn to the idea of ordinary people dealing with extraordinary… Read more