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New Big Picture Show Service and Separation: A Volunteer Nurse in Afghanistan

MANCHESTER.- I don’t want to talk about the downside of life here. I don’t want you to worry about me but it has really made me appreciate all I have at home.’ Claire Davies-Griffith writing to her husband from Afghanistan in 2010 Imperial War Museum North in Manchester launched a brand new 360-degree Big Picture Show, exploring the experiences of a female Territorial Army nurse who served with the locally-based 207 (Manchester) Field Hospital, in Afghanistan in late 2010. This unique show, which is projected onto the walls of the Museum’s Main Exhibition Space, features intimate footage of one family, providing insight into the work of this volunteer unit, the effects on those serving, and the impact on the family back home in the UK. Focusing on the themes of service and separation, this film looks at the work of Claire Davies-Griffith who volunteers as a nurse with 207 Field Hospital but usually works a