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War Games exhibition opens on May 25th and runs until March 2014.

Kids’ war toys on display at Museum of Childhood

A museum exhibition exploring how children use toys to play at war has opened.

War Games opens on Saturday, May 25th and runs until March 2nd, 2014, at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London.

The exhibition will "explore the fascinating relationship between conflict and children’s play, providing an insight into the ways toys have been influenced by warfare from 1800 to the present day".

A statement read: "With toys and games including Risk, GI Joe and classic Britain’s toy soldiers, as well as photographs and archive documents, War Games will represent differing sides of conflicts from around the world. 

"This thought-provoking exhibition will reveal the sometimes surprising links between play and wider attitudes towards warfare, and delve into the secret history of toys as tools of propaganda and espionage."

For more information, visit the War Games website.

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