Their Finest Hour

Their Finest Hour

Over the course of the Lest We Forget project, many people asked whether we were going to organise a similar project for the Second World War.

Thanks to funding from the University of Oxford, a small project team was able to run an eight-month pilot project - provisionally titled Their Finest Hour - to seek out possible partners for a larger-scale project, and to identify the opportunities, benefits, and limitations that need to be considered before applying for further funding.

The pilot project culminated in a Second World War Heritage Day at the National Army Museum in December 2019. Members of the public came along to share their memories and artefacts relating to the Second World War, and the Museum organised live music and re-enactors to create an immersive 1940s feel.

Volunteers and experts were also on hand to record people's stories, take photographs of their artefacts, and answer any questions that they had about their family's experiences during the war.

You can now browse through the items and stories collected at the Second World War Heritage Day by clicking on the links to the right. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and keep checking our website for further updates about Their Finest Hour.

Click on the links below to uncover some of the stories and objects collected at our Second World War Heritage Day: