The Journey to War

Áine Belton has created a reading and activity book based on the research she gathered from the Dover Transport Museum’s three WW1 exhibits.

Áine’s interest is in creating a resource that will engage children with the history of WW1 transport and the town of Dover during the First World War. ‘The Journey to War’ book is full of colourful illustrations of the museum’s WW1 exhibits as well as informative text.

The book has an in depth look at the history and use of the museum’s Blériot XI-2 monoplane, the Sunbeam military bicycle and Pierce-Arrow lorry. Primarily aimed at children aged 7-11, the book contains an activity section and encourages children to explore the town of Dover. For Áine, a book was the preferred medium because of its longevity and interaction. A book can be revisited many times. It can last for years and share insights into times past.
Associated Artist: Aine Belton
Associated Museum: Dover Transport Museum