There aren't a great many large exhibits inside the building, just one tank, one field gun, one aircraft - and a Trabant! However, it was the smaller exhibits, personal possessions, and very personal stories that were absorbing and moving. The museum makes great use of informative panels alongside each exhibit, film and audio clips, and there is even a section where the smells of the trenches in the First World War have been recreated, from cordite and damp clothing to gas and decaying bodies.
Another moving exhibit was a section of the twisted steelwork from the Twin Towers tragedy in the USA and there was much more bringing the war against terrorism up to date. One exhibit made me smile though, it was Kate Adie's spiral bound reporter's notebook opened at a page where she had written up a report on a firefight - and it was in plain English, not shorthand.
Thank goodness that system wasn't around when I was growing up - what chance do the kids have now? So much for trust, eh?