Our Stories

Since the time our story started in 1794, we have been witness to many interesting characters and intriguing events, while at the same time playing a key role in many pivotal moments in British military history. In this section of the website we share the fascinating stories of just a small selection of these people and events. These stories are also available to see on the touchscreens in our museum. If you have a story that you think we should add, please get in touch with our curator.

The Hidden Music
The band who hid their instruments from the Gestapo in 1940
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The Home Front
Life in Kent during World War Two
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The 'Oscar' Winner
Jack Bazzard of Tenterden - honoured by Punjabi fighters in Italy in WW2
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The Playwright
Robin Maugham - WW2 soldier, author and playwright
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The Prisoner of War
Roy Cawston - captured in North Africa in WW2, kept as prisoner in Italy and Germany
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