Fans of War Horse will love the new exhibition which opens at Imperial War Museum London from today (Friday 11th February). Once Upon A Wartime delve
s into the pages of well-loved books, bringing five stories of war dramatically to life.
Adults and children can wander through life-size sets, peer into intricate scale models and explore the stories’ themes of loyalty, separation, excitement, survival and identity.
From the bleak landscape of no man’s land in War Horse to the imposing tower blocks of London’s gang warfare in Little Soldier, this exhibition is an immersive journey through the worlds of the books. Pull up a chair in Hepzibah’s kitchen where the scene is set straight out of Carrie’s War, discover the secret fortress from The Machine Gunners and listen to the footsteps above the cellar where the Balicki children find shelter in The Silver Sword.
Behind the scenes of the story, see what inspired Michael to write War Horse, and find out about the historical context of the story through fascinating objects, photographs and films.
For more information head to www.iwm.org.uk/wartime