The world’s unusual military museums

British photographer Jason Larkin has taken pictures inside military museums around the world including Egypt, Vietnam, Cuba and the UK. He reveals how different countries remember their violent pasts.

 

(Credit:Jason Larkin, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery)

Sadat Museum #1 (Cairo, Egypt), 2009 (Credit: Jason Larkin, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery)

They recall scenes from Dr Strangelove, or Thunderbirds: the photos taken by Jason Larkin have a simplicity and shared aesthetic that is almost childlike – or shot through a Hollywood filter. Yet these images were taken in military museums around the world, and they reveal how different countries remember war and conflict. “It’s too easily sanitised,” says Larkin. “There should be much more context and nuance.”

(Credit:Jason Larkin, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery)

Vietnam Military History Museum #2 (Hanoi, Vietnam), 2016 (Credit: Jason Larkin, Courtesy of Flowers Gallery)

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