Thursday, July 4, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Instead of returning home at the end of the First World War, thousands of British soldiers, including 1800 Green Howards, were deployed to northern Russia.
They were part of a multi-national force tasked with turning the tide of revolution.
We tell the little known story of how Britain played its part in the Russian Civil War.
Using personal archives from the museum’s collection this Museum Talk explores the complex positioning of ‘red’ versus ‘white’ at a time of enormous global social and political upheaval.
Join the museum team to view the exhibition and find out about how we have curated this very special show, assembling memories, objects, kit and equipment one hundred years after ‘Operation Syren’ took place.
View the exhibition from 6.30pm. The Museum Talk begins at 7pm.