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Post Office's Great War contribution remember

Published: Wednesday 15th of October 2008

The role of the Post Office during the First World War is the subject of new exhibition at the Cabinet War Rooms.

Last Post: Remembering the First World War looks at the vital contribution made by the Post Office, who delivered letters to and from the Tommy's fighting on the front line and allowed family and friends to keep in contact with their loved ones.

A collection of artefacts, posters and images will go on display from November 6th until February 28th 2009.

Visitors will be able to see famous artefacts such as a letter sent by future prime minister Winston Churchill to his wife Clementine, to be opened in the event of his death, as he fought on the Western Front.

The exhibition will also commemorate the thousands of women who, contradicting the prevalent social mores of the time, signed up to work for the Post Office while their menfolk were away in battle.

LondonPass holders can gain free general admission to the Cabinet War Rooms and the Churchill Museum, located in London's West End. This is a saving of £12 off the adult price.

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