The essence of war is violence and moderation in war is imbecility
— Lord Macaulay, 1831
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
(...) Shakespeare was right about "few" and wrong about "happy."
Large photograph at the entrance to the World War I and II sections of the museum.
Thw "War Clock" counts the dead in armed conflicts around the globe. Armed warfare managed to rack up 100 million dead during the 20th century, which translates to about two dead every minute. The clock was reset to 100 million on the eve of the new millennium and has been counting deaths at that rate ever since.
Signs in the trenches of World War I showed the way to company headquarters, important points etc. Mostly the sections of trench were named after nearby villages or landmarks. Obviously someone thought that more descriptive names were called for.
I have no idea.