The National Army Museum has a fascinating new exhibition starting in September, which will be of interest to anyone who has served or lived in Germany…

Foe to Friend: the British Army in Germany Since 1945 runs from 22 September 2020 – 1 July 2021.

Germany has been at the heart of the British Army’s story since 1945. After the Second World War, the army helped rebuild a devastated and divided nation. It provided protection during the Cold War, and later used Germany as a base from which to deploy troops across the world.

This major exhibition follows the lives of soldiers in Germany over the past 75 years. It looks at the changing relationship between Britain and Germany and charts the gradual transition from foe to friend.

Discover everyday tales of beer, bratwurst and family life set against intriguing accounts of espionage and military training on a massive scale.

Key objects from the exhibition include personal items from families who lived there, items from bases including signs and the wedding outfits of a British solider and German civilian who married and continue to live in Germany to this day.

The exhibition has been brought about by the publication of a book written by historian Dr Peter Johnson from the National Army Museum.

To find out more and to visit this free exhibition, visit




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