Unseen Enemy at National Army Museum

Date Posted: 06/09/2013

An exhibition focusing on improvised explosive devices (IEDs) used in recent conflicts, with a particular emphasis on the British Army’s experiences in Afghanistan, is now open at the National Army Museum in London until March.

Unseen Enemy includes first-hand accounts and exclusive insights into the creation, detection and impact of these deadly devices.

Hear from the teams of specialists who work together to deal with Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs); the search teams who check for devices and confirm their presence; the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams who render them safe; and the Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) operators and ground troops who provide security.

Students on a school visit will be able to listen to medical and rehabilitation staff providing insights into their vital roles in dealing with the impact of IED attacks.

As this exhibition contains quite graphic images, it may only be suitable for Key Stage 3 and above; school trip organisers are advised to use their discretion when arranging a visit.

For further school trip information visit www.nam.ac.uk.

Photo credit: James McCauley

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