Romania and the Great War, temporary display at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London

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A temporary free exhibition exploring the Romanian experience of the First World War will be on display at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London, in an event made in partnership with the Romanian Cultural Institute

The display charts the eager years of neutrality (1914-1916), the fierce battles of 1916 on the Entente side, the painful retreat to Moldavia, the striking victories of 1917 and the momentous victory of 1918, which offered a strategic foundation to the political unification of all Romanian provinces and the creation of a modern, democratic state.

The display vividly depicts a time of hope, heroism and tragedy through photographs, maps, uniforms and objects, including original First World War medals.

The opening day of the exhibition is due on Wednesday, June 20, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Army Museum in London, when a cultural evening of food, wine and a theatrical performance of ‘The Queen’s Wars’ will be also held.

The show, inspired by Queen Marie of Romania’s wartime diaries, stars Anca Doczi as the passionate and restless monarch who made a decisive contribution to the First World War and the subsequent unification of Romania.

The display will be open until July 15.

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