War gallery header showing men-at-arms in the War gallery

War Gallery

The War gallery presents the development of weapons and the art of warfare from early history to World War II and beyond.

Tour of the War gallery

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Tour of War gallery - link to YouTube

Did you know?

A flash in the pan

This expression originates with the misfire of a flintlock or similar gun. The powder in the pan was supposed to ignite the main charge in the barrel. Sometimes only the powder in the pan flashed without firing the main charge.