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Camouflaged dummy tank in Kensington Gardens © IWM (Q 17701)

Aerial surveillance and trench warfare during the First World War meant that camouflaging military positions, storage and activities was of the essence on the Western Front. It was also pretty novel for the British, so in 1916, a ‘school’ for demonstrating and experimenting with camouflage was set up in Kensington Gardens.

In September 2017, we’ll be exploring camouflage techniques and the history of the Camouflage School at Kensington Gardens. Come and find out more with activities for adults and children!

Camouflage School Public Opening

Date: Sunday 17 September & Sunday 24 September 2017
Time: 11am - 4pm
Location: Kensington Gardens

Discover a world of camouflage in war – from disguising horses as zebras to building tanks out of cardboard. Experience life in the trenches with the 10th Essex Regiment Living History Group and track down the real life trenches dug out during the First World War.

A whole day of activities for all ages.