I have not been to this museum for several years and I was pleasantly surprised by the changes that I found on a recent visit.
There are several memorials to those who paid the ultimate price in a variety of different conflicts that South Africans were involved in
One of only two remaining examples, it has been given a new home out of the ravages of the elements.To me it is probably the "sexiest" aircraft I have ever seen...
Another shiny machine weapon
There is an exhibition honouring the M.O.T.H members.Whether you believe in war or not, it was because of lives sacrificed that we are where we are today.
Even though they were weapons of death, it did not mean that they had to be plain
And, when you are tired of looking at weapons of death and destruction(or freedom and liberation) depending on which side you were, there is some trivia to keep visitors entertained.
And badges festooned a wall.
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Even though the museum is a resting place for weapons,aircraft and vehicles that caused many thousands of deaths, I found it to be a place of tranquility and peace.I urge parents to take their children to show them the legacy of those who fraught and died for our freedom
DITSONG: National Museum of Military History
22 Erlswold Way, Saxonwold, Johannesburg, 2132
Tel: +27 (010) 001 3515
Fax: +27 (011) 646 5256