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Armour worn by Diana in minefield goes on show

By Graeme Murray

An exhibition featuring body armour worn by Diana, Princess of Wales on a visit to a minefield has opened at the National War Museum in Edinburgh.

Safer Steps: The Work of the Halo Trust, highlights work carried out by the organisation - the world's largest humanitarian mine clearance group.

Ahead of the trust's 30th anniversary in 2018, the exhibition examines the development of the organisation and its current work through images, objects and interviews. Visitors can see the body armour worn by Diana when she visited an Angolan minefield in 1997.

The armour is on loan from the Royal Armouries and will be displayed alongside famous images of Diana wearing it that were broadcast worldwide.

Organisers also say the event illustrates how the campaign to ban landmines has become known around the world.

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