In a special exhibition at the National Army Museum, you will discover how improvised explosive devises impact the lives of British soldiers in Afghanistan. Unseen Enemy features first hand accounts from the forces on the front line, as they reveal personal stories of skill, loyalty, fear, and courage.
Ever since gunpowder was invented, improvised explosive devices have been used as weapons of destruction, sabotage, and terror. From Guy Fawkes, two world wars, campaigns in Northern Ireland, to Afghanistan and Iraq, they have been instrumental in altering the rules on the playing field, and have had serious political and personal impacts.
Through audio interviews, transcripts, photography, and objects, learn about comradeship, hardship, and recovery. Sergeant Chris Barnes says that serving in a squadron is 'just like a brotherhood', Major Patsy Beesley, compares her duties to a ballet. You will also hear about the brave dogs who help detect mines, and save lives.
The exhibition is free to visit and will be open until the 31st March 2014.