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England London War Museum

28 February 2010

The war museum

All the museums I visited last time were impressive, for some reason I missed the war museum, not sure why as on a list it probably stands out to me as the most interesting, since they have planes and tanks.
It was raining now and I did get wet getting from the station to the museum, once there I joined a line of people under cover and had to wait for about 15 minutes, but there was no shortage of entertainment. The guy behind me has 3 small kids with him, and heres what I heard him say....

'faggot!'
(long pause, hes looking at me...I realise after about 10 seconds hes on a hands free phone thingy)
'wake up ya poof!'
(I can only hear 1/2 of the conversation)
'Yea I will be there this afternoon'
'not sure, depends if we get a paki for a mini cab driver, around 2'
'Tell the missus to piss off'

The best part of this was the volume he had the conversation, with his kids, and with 100 people crowded under the entrance to the building waiting to get in.

Just when you thought nothing else could happen, theres police sirens and some sort of a chase is happening. At a nearby intersection the sirens change to the angry sirens as the intersection is blocked, then theres a huge smash and the sound of a horn stuck on.
It seems the police caused the accident, I was a bit too far from the scene to get details, but did my best with the photo below.

Finally...after all the fun above, I got into the museum, which was heated to about 30C, theres really too much in here to take in during a single visit.
Highlights were the tanks and planes of course, the trench was cool, and the holocaust exhibit was large and detailed. Interestingly the jews blame christianity for causing the holocaust, this is quite evident in the exhibit, theres sections on the reaction of various church leaders which the pope recently apologised for.
I think if I run out of things to do, I might go back to have a proper look at the world war 1 and 2 sections, which I largely just walked through as I was running out of time.

England-London-War Museum - The outside of the war museum, those guns are ridiculously large, the angle of the photo doesnt convey that, but they are easily as long as two busses

The outside of the war museum, those guns are ridiculously large, the angle of the photo doesnt convey that, but they are easily as long as two busses.


England-London-War Museum - The blurry scene of the accident I mentioned above.

The blurry scene of the accident I mentioned above.


England-London-War Museum - Tanks and planes.

Tanks and planes.


England-London-War Museum - My brunch, a strange salad of cumin roasted carrot, feta, carmelised nuts and lettuce.

My brunch, a strange salad of cumin roasted carrot, feta, carmelised nuts and lettuce.


England-London-War Museum - A v2 rocket which should have been rotated but I forget to before uploading it so bad luck, turn your head 90 degrees to the right now.

A v2 rocket which should have been rotated but I forget to before uploading it so bad luck, turn your head 90 degrees to the right now.


England-London-War Museum - Artillery, there were also some sections of bombers up here you could climb through.

Artillery, there were also some sections of bombers up here you could climb through.


England-London-War Museum - Here I am in my awesome jacket, it finally paid for itself.

Here I am in my awesome jacket, it finally paid for itself.


England-London-War Museum - A german BF-109, which is the same as my room number.

A german BF-109, which is the same as my room number.


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