War Stories

 

Event Details

Gas mask demonstration in front of Royal Pavilion, c1939
Gas mask demonstration in front of Royal Pavilion, c1939

Start: 29 September 2009

End: 10 January 2010

Categories: Exhibitions

This exhibition has closed.

 

29 September 2009 to 10 January 2010 Free admission
War Stories tells the story of the home front in Brighton and
Hove during World War II, using photographs from the archive
of the Brighton Herald newspaper.

The images remind us of many aspects of wartime
experience, including air raid precautions, evacuees, bomb
damage, funding drives, troop parades and victory
celebrations.

The exhibition also includes extracts from the Herald
newspaper, such as news reports, editorial comments and
readers’ letters. These help tell the stories behind the events
and characters portrayed in the photographs. Sometimes
dramatic, but often mundane, they show that local
experiences of the war were often more complex and
ambiguous than the photographs suggest.