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The Transforming technology of war
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The Transforming technology of war

Photograph of aerial formation from the papers of Gp Capt Eric Alfred Douglas-Jones showing planes in a V shaped formationAerial formationAt the turn of the Twentieth century the airplane had not quite been invented, the submarine had, but had not found effective employment.  On land, advanced warfare revolved around the use of the horse cavalry.

Technological innovation profoundly changed the armed forces from the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 until the end of the Second World War in 1945. 

The Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives at King’s College houses a wide and varied collection of documents and photographs that illustrate the impact of rapid technological change in an age of global war – the transition from cavalry to tank; the role of amphibious operations and submarine warfare; and the introduction of aircraft and airborne infantry.

PLEASE NOTE: This exhibition originally ran from October 2012 - February 2013 in the foyer of the King’s building, King’s College London, and is now available to view as an online exhibition only.

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