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70 Years Of British Forces In Germany

A new exhibition will open in October to mark the British Forces’ seven decades in Germany’s Westphalia region.

A new exhibition will open in October to mark the British Forces’ seven decades in Germany’s Westphalia region.

It will take place in Paderborn, the Army’s last big German outpost until field units leave in 2019.

Exhibits will tell the largely untold story of a marathon military presence, including how families have lived in Germany.

However, some objects are still missing and Dr Blum has launched an appeal:  "I’m looking for photos of daily life in the barracks, in the British communities and of Germans working together with the British, especially in the 1970s and 1980s”  'The British in Westphalia' will run in Paderborn  from October until February.

Dr Bettina Blum, the exhibition organiser, said:

“When we started the project, we found out that there’s very little research on the history of the British in Germany. There’s quite a lot on the history of the Americans and the Russians but not really on the history of the British.”

However, some objects are still missing and Dr Blum has launched an appeal:  "I’m looking for photos of daily life in the barracks, in the British communities and of Germans working together with the British, especially in the 1970s and 1980s”  'The British in Westphalia' will run in Paderborn  from October until February.

However, some objects are still missing and Dr Blum has launched an appeal:

"I’m looking for photos of daily life in the barracks, in the British communities and of Germans working together with the British, especially in the 1970s and 1980s”

'The British in Westphalia' will run in Paderborn from October until February.