The end of the line - 109 years of military service

Between 2017 and 2018 Maritiman had a temporary exhibition. It told the story of military service and we also got to see the everyday lives of two of the very last conscripts before compulsory military service was abolished in 2010. The exhibition also looked at the debate on military service that flared up after the 1968 left-wing movement, the era of military preparedness during the Second World War and the international efforts of the Swedish Armed Forces. As a visitor, you could actively reflect on what you felt and thought yourself about issues relating to military service – a subject that was highly topical at the time, as enrolment and compulsory military service was reintroduced in Sweden in 2017.