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9/11 artefacts on display at IWM Duxford in Cambridgeshire



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Objects that tell the story of 9/11 and the events that followed are on display at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

Steelwork from the World Trade Center on display at IWM Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell
Steelwork from the World Trade Center on display at IWM Duxford. Picture: Keith Heppell

Artefacts include a large piece of twisted and rusted steelwork from the collapsed World Trade Center, a bronze bust of Saddam Hussein damaged after the US-led international coalition removed him from power in Iraq, and ISAF (International Security Assistance Force) elephant toys which were distributed to children in northern Afghanistan as part of the NATO 'hearts and minds' operations.

Megan Joyce, a curator in contemporary conflict at Imperial War Museums, said: “9/11 had catastrophic long-term consequences around the world, shaping many conflicts in the past 20 years. This piece of steelwork – one of three from the World Trade Center on display at Imperial War Museums – is a powerful reminder of the day itself.

“We aim to help visitors understand the significance of the day and highlight its complex and ongoing legacy.”

For more information, go to iwm.org.uk.

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