In recognition of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Imperial War Museum North is unveiling an absorbing and immersive projection of film and photography which explores the role of the Royal Family in periods of conflict over the Queen’s seven decades of public service.

Featuring stills and videos from IWM’s archive, the free month-long celebratory event ‘brings human stories to the foreground’ in a stunning chronology of the crown during wartime and beyond, from Queen Elizabeth’s adolescence to her duties in the 21st century.

Running throughout June, IWM North’s dramatic main exhibition space will feature projections of rarely seen film and photography which capture the Queen’s earliest engagements with both the military – becoming the first female British Royal to enlist as a full-time member at just nineteen – and a wartime public, vividly illustrating the formative impact of those experiences on herreign.

Amidst the stirring national moment, the projection offers an unrivalled glimpse into the unique relationship between crown and conflict, from recently-unearthed photographs of her time in the Auxiliary Territorial Service to high resolution images of her various diplomatic commitments as both monarch and Head of the Armed Forces.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Wed 1 Jun - Thu 30 Jun, IWM North,
Trafford Wharf Rd, Trafford Park, Stretford, Manchester, M17 1TZ
, Tel: 0161 836 4000, FREE
Wolf McFarlane
Published on:
Mon 30 May 2022