A new First World War exhibition at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, Salisbury focuses on the Allied victory a century ago in 1918 and on the dramatic, and sometimes tragic, personal stories of the Wiltshire Regiment and Royal Berkshire Regiment soldiers who played their part in it.
1918: War and Peace explains the broad context of an epic year which saw Germany launching a desperate last attempt to win the war but it also looks at the personal cost inflicted by the war on soldiers of both regiments and their families back home. As they found themselves pawns in a huge global conflict, they experienced fear, love, relief, despair and pride.
This exhibition is the museum’s final instalment of a four year programme commemorating the First World War.
Runs 1 February - 30 November 2018