I found it really interesting to learn about all different wars, why they started, how they ended, as I had heard of them before but didn't know an awful lot about them. I particularly found the personal stories of people really interesting, more interesting than weaponry and things like that, which my boyfriend proffered. I loved learning what it was like to grow up as a war time child, as it remind me of a project that I did on WWII right back when I was in primary school, and also helped me remember stories that my grandparents had told me, who were children during WWII. I also found the homefront information really interesting, as war took over everybodys lives and everyone had to pull together, making changes to their lives.
These are some of the things that I bought from the Imperial War Museum, they had a really lovely gift shop. I got this pack of replica posters, leaflets and ration books from WWII homefront. Has an interesting little recipe book inside, guide on how to grow your own vegetables and also little bus tickets that have the different campaign messages on the back.