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Scottish History and Archaeology
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1914 brought war to Scotland on what would prove to be an unprecedented scale. Delve into the stories behind those who fought in the First World War through a selection of keepsakes and objects on display at National Museum of Scotland.
Discover a range of paintings, drawings and pastels from the First and Second World Wars from our military collection....
Florence Mellor worked as a volunteer nurse treating wounded troops....
Find out about life in the trenches from a selection of letters from the First World War by Captain William Bennet-Clark....
Explore treasured artefacts passed down through generations, providing a personal insight into the lives of those at home and on t...
Find out how and why the poppy was adopted as a symbol of remembrance in the aftermath of the First World War....