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The Legacy of British Involvement in Afghanistan

Although the National Army Museum is currently closed for redevelopment (reopening Spring 2017), the events continue! A forthcoming talk given by photo-journalist Kate Holt will share her experiences working alongside the British Army in Afghanistan and documenting the impact of the war on the civilian population.

The talk will be hosted by the Army & Navy Club, 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN on Thursday 13th October 2016 at 7pm.

Kate photographed the work of a UK military counter-IED team in the summer of 2010 in Afghanistan and also spent three years documenting the impact of the war on the civilian population, working in civilian hospitals in both Kandahar and Helmand.

Kate has recently returned to Afghanistan to see how increasing violence is impacting on the civilian population and if there is any legacy left behind by 15 years of UK military occupation. During her talk, Kate will show a number of her own images and two audio testimonies from people who experienced Afghanistan.

Kate Holt is a freelance photo-journalist and regular Guardian contributor. She has been nominated twice for the Amnesty Award for Humanitarian Reporting.


Tickets: £10 purchased through the National Army Museum website or, by telephone: 020 7730 0717

Concessions: SOFNAM, Students, Military and Senior tickets are available for £7.50. Proof of ID is required when collecting tickets. Concessions can only be booked by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

Dinner & Talk: The Army & Navy Club offers a two-course dinner in their Coffee Room fine dining restaurant before each talk. Combined 'Dinner & Talk' bookings can only be made by telephone: 020 7730 0717.

£32.50 - Standard

£30.00 - Concession

Please note that formal attire is required when dining - a collar, tie and jacket for gentlemen and a tailored suit or dress and jacket for ladies.

Dress code for the Army & Navy Club is smart. Ripped jeans, sportswear and flip-flops are not permitted and entry will be refused with no refund.

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