Soldiers Of The Somme In Shrouded Figures – stunning display

Soldiers Of The Somme In Shrouded Figures

Soldiers Of The Somme In Shrouded Figures. The battle took place between 1916 and 1918.

To mark 100 years since the end of WWI tens of thousands of shrouded figures are on public display at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Each one of the tiny figures created by Rob Heard represent a British Commonwealth soldier who died in battle but has no known grave.

The bodies of the servicemen still lie beneath the battlefields in France.

ynuk.tv joined the crowds as the names were read out and recorded stories told.

Isn’t this a fantastic idea?  Crowds poured into the Olympic Park to get a close-up view on the tiny, figures.

Rob Heard, the maker and creator, was there to greet and chat to people as they stood to take a look and the massive display.  Thrilled at the response his work has had.  Enjoyed conversations with the public.  They admired what had been done.

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