Blood Sweat and Tears
Blood, Sweat and Tears
Cumbria's Museum of Military Life, Alma Block, The Castle, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8UR

Blood, Sweat and Tears

Earlier this year Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle reached out to veterans of Afghanistan in a bid to add a more contemporary record to its already extensive archive to ensure Afghanistan is not forgotten.

A team of veterans have now come together to form a thought-provoking exhibition which they have named Blood, Sweat and Tears – Afghanistan, The Untold Story.

The exhibition is open until the 4th September and is not just about guns and bullets. The museum wanted to record the ordinary person’s experience of Afghanistan. How did they cope with the weather, the daily life and routine, kit, equipment, food, accommodation and of course the humour.

A grant towards the funding for the exhibition has come from the Armed Forces Covenant Trust who support the Armed Forces Community.

The Museum and veterans have worked together to provide a backdrop film of oral recordings for the exhibition as well as contemporary archive. Their recollections have been filmed, recorded or written down and this exhibition, based on mutual discussions is the culmination of their work and seen through their eyes.

Event dates: 
20 May 2019 to 4 Sep 2019
Opening details: 
Open all year
Pricing details: 
Museum admission prices apply.
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