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Captured Taliban motorbike features in Imperial War Museum exhibition

November 12, 2012

A newly acquired Honda motorbike, captured from Taliban insurgents by members of 1st Battalion The Rifles during their tour of Afghanistan last year, has gone on display at the Imperial War Museum in London.

Visitors viewing Honda motorbike

Visitors to the Imperial War Museum London viewing the Honda motorbike captured from Taliban insurgents. Picture: Copyright IWM 2012

The motorbike forms part of the interactive display ‘War Story: Serving in Afghanistan‘ (which will run up to 18 December 2012) where visitors can delve into the world of Armed Forces personnel serving on Operation HERRICK.

The exhibition includes troops’ personal artefacts, videos and photographs which provide first-hand accounts of their everyday life on the ground and reflections on loss and coming home.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. mo3andjo7 permalink
    November 12, 2012 19:38

    WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PERSON WHO WAS RIDING IT?

  2. November 12, 2012 19:53

    The details are in the story guys. Thanks for all your support.

  3. mo3andjo7 permalink
    November 12, 2012 20:37

    ONLY KIDDING!! OUR SUPPORT WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR ALL OF YOU. WE THANK YOU EVERY DAY FOR YOUR SUPPORT TO KEEP US SAFE. RESPECTS AND LOVE FROM THE MO AND JO TEAM SOMERSET

  4. November 12, 2012 23:38

    As much as I am against war, I agree that it should be documented. But I don’t see the point of bringing over and exhibiting a motorbike that was abandoned somewhere.

    • Joe permalink
      November 14, 2012 06:14

      The motorbike is a sort of symbol of freedom in the west, but this becomes a very different and poignant symbol when it is utilized as a tool of warfare. Looking at this harmless motorbike from an exhibitional perspective is arguably more thought provoking than looking at say, a tank, as it may lead you to think more about the enemy we are fighting as the taliban do not have armoured vehicles and fight with a very limited array of light to medium weapons. They either adapt vehicles to mount machine guns on, or use ordinary cars and motorbikes. The exhibit is meant to bring us, the visitor, to a world of very unconvetional warfare and to make us stop and think about all this and so much more.

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