Georgina Stewart checks out the Royal Cornwall Museum’s: The Heart of Conflict Exhibit in Truro.

 

The Heart of Conflict reflects the heart and soul of a bitter conflict. World War 1 was one of the most terrible wars ever. The Royal Cornwall Museum has created a unique exhibit that tugs on your heartstrings. It concentrates on the long distance relationships created by war and how women, and Cornwall itself, managed to pull through.

 

In this amazing exhibit, you will see love letters between wartime lovers, forced apart by the conflicts. This exhibit definitely has the personal touch, as it shows personal stories, objects and photographs. It also includes dresses, headwear, medals and other things that make the exhibit shine.

 

What makes this different from other World War 1 exhibits? This exhibit focuses on the love, loss and sacrifice of Cornwall during this turbulent period. It shows the heart of the story, rather than the usual focus on war.

 

World War 1 started in 1914 and ended in 1918. The war began because of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, by the Black Hand Gang. This set the leaders of the world quickly towards war. The United Kingdom declared war on Germany when they invaded Belgium. When they did this, Britain had no other choice but to declare war.

 

There will be events at the exhibit:

 

Bring in Your History Day

Tuesday 7 March 10-3pm

 

Nursing During World War One

Wednesday 12 April 1-2pm

 

William Gendall Jenkin

Wednesday 14 June 1-2pm

 

You can look at the website for more details and prices:

 

http://www.royalcornwallmuseum.org.uk/things-to-do/events/lunchtime-talks-and-events

 

If you’re interested in WWI, then I would thoroughly recommend this exhibit. It shows you the personal side of the war, and is worth going to.

 

The exhibit ends on the 30th of June.