Fighting Extremes: From Ebola to ISIS

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A message painted on a medical checkpoint tent in Sierra Leone, encouraging local people with Ebola symptoms to visit a health facility, September 2014. © Alice Truman
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A healthcare assistant of 22 Field Hospital RAMC wearing full Personal Protective Equipment at the Kerry Town Ebola Treatment Centre in Sierra Leone, November 2014. © Crown Copyright
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A Tornado GR4 in a hangar at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus ready for a sortie, March 2015. © IWM
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These wellington boots were worn by healthcare worker Will Pooley, the first Briton to contract Ebola when working in Sierra Leone in August 2014. © IWM

The experiences of British personnel involved in the Ebola crisis and fight against ISIS in the Middle East are explored for the first time through objects and interviews at the Imperial War Museum. The exhibition features a film interview with Corporal Anna Cross, a British Army nurse who contracted the Ebola, and wellington boots belonging to healthcare worker Will Pooley who was the first Brit to contract the disease. Objects relating to the British forces fight against ISIS include a shooting target and a headset used by a Flight Lieutenant of the RAF in the UK during pilot tests on a MQ09 Reaper drone.

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