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King George V's War Museum

A collection displayed at Windsor Castle by George V following the First World War


Medals were awarded by governments throughout WW1 to acknowledge the heroic actions of individuals. They were also struck as objects of commemoration, celebrating particular victories or military leaders. Propagandist and satirical messages were easily integrated into medal designs. They functioned to boost morale, promote particular narratives and also to raise money for the war effort.

The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.