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Posted on January 22nd 2014
The National Army Museum
On Tuesday 21st January 8AP and 8SP went to the National Army Museum in Chelsea. We went by train and the tube, it took approximately 45 minutes to get there and both classes had very high excitement levels especially on the train. The museum's exterior looked a little dull, but inside the atmosphere suddenly changed. There were paintings, real guns and artillery pieces, tanks, uniforms and just about everything else army oriented. When the boys learned that we could handle some of the extremely old artefacts they went crazy!
During the day we listened to several talks, one of which was from a soldier who fought in WWI. We asked him a wide range of questions including what the scariest moment he faced during the great war was and what food he ate. He replied “entering the trenches at the dead of night” and “we had bully beef which I loved for a month, then strongly disliked.”
After a tasty lunch we had a tour of the brilliant gallery and we were all a little disappointed to go back home.
Annalyse Martin Clarke 8AP & Jack Davies 8SP