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The Men Behind the Medals: The Real Charles Bourne – Part 1 With our new exhibition, Into Battle: The Art of British War Comics, opening recently this special installment of the Men Behind the Medals blog looks at the service of Private Charles Bourne. One of the comics which features heavily in the new exhibition is Charley’s War by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun. Originally published in Battle Picture Weekly…

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The Man Behind the Medals  In this blog series, SOFO Museum’s Research volunteers look at the stories behind some of the medal sets in the museum’s collection, from those that can be seen on a visit in our dedicated Medals display to some of those that are still tucked away in the archive. While medals will tell you a little bit about a soldier’s service, it’s only with further research that their…

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