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image for Exhibition item typeBurma Veterans: Unforgettable at National Memorial Arboretum

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Exhibition, Sat 25 Nov 2017 - Thu 15 Feb 2018

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Credit. Wendy Aldiss

Credit. Wendy Aldiss

Contact

National Memorial Arboretum

01283 245 100

Address

Croxall Road,
Alrewas,
Burton upon Trent,
Staffordshire,
DE13 7AR

Details

Burma Veterans: Unforgettable is a powerful and poignant photographic exhibition by photographer Wendy Aldiss, whose father, the novelist and artist, Brian Aldiss served in the 2nd Division during the Burma campaign of World War II. During 2015 – the year marking the 70th anniversary of VJ Day – she photographed over 200 allied Burma Veterans in the UK, alongside a small selection in Burma (now Myanmar).

Supported by the Burma Star Memorial Fund, The Royal British Legion and The Soldiers' Charity, Wendy Aldiss’s ‘Burma veterans: Unforgettable’ , a multimedia exhibition, commemorates the survivors of the Burma Campaign. The exhibition features portraits of British veterans alongside Korean Veterans who fought as allies against the Japanese occupation of Burma. Aged between 89 and 105 years old when photographed, their portraits, along with examples and images of wartime memorabilia, pay tribute and give a voice to these Veterans.

Following the bombing of Pear Harbour in December 1941 the Japanese advanced into Burma. The next three years saw ferocious fighting between the Allies and their formidable enemy, in the most inhospitable terrain and dense jungle with extremes of weather exacerbated by malaria and other tropical diseases. Known too many as the ‘forgotten army’, more than one million served under arms in the largest Commonwealth army ever assembled.

The powerful images in the exhibition, taken without artifice or glamour capture the veterans in their natural environment, often at home.

Wendy’s work has previously featured in Square, Black and White Photography, Marie Claire and The Telegraph.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Daily guided tours, special events, assistance dogs admitted, children's play area, scooters for hire, land train, golf buggy tours.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 25 Nov 2017 - Thu 15 Feb 2018 09:00 to 17:00
Admission included with your 'Landscapes of Life' Ticket

Prices

£7.50, concessions available

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 182146  Lat: 52.72886 Long: -1.73071

Exit A38 between Lichfield & Burton upon Trent onto A513 towards Alrewas/Tamworth. Follow directions for 1 mile to Arboretum.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 6 miles from Lichfield Trent Valley station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Daily guided tours, special events, assistance dogs admitted, children's play area, scooters for hire, land train, golf buggy tours.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesWheelchairs provided
    • YesFee payable
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
    • YesHandrail by ramp
  • YesEntrance is well lit

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu