Battle of the Somme commemorated across the UKAdd to Lightbox
Aberystwyth Wales UK, Friday 01 July 2016
Young men dressed in entirely accurate First World War uniforms on the streets and open spaces of Aberystwyth Wales as part of a UK-wide project to commemorate the Battle of the Somme, which started on this day exactly 100 years ago.
Across the country some 2000 men are appearing in silent tableau on the streets of towns and villages, handing out cards to members of the public with the name and regiment of the soldier they represented , and where known , the age of the soldier when he died on 1 July 2016
Commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, the work was conceived and created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre.
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- We Are Here: The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme