Shrouds of the Somme at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford

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Shrouds of the Somme at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford
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Ron Jeffries
by Ron Jeffries from Ilford GB on 09 Nov 2018
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Entrance to the 'Shrouds' was via a large tent and exit the same way. The photographs speak for themselves. Each of the 72,396 shrouds represents a man who died at the Battle of the Somme in World Ward One. Their names were read over a loudspeaker and displayed on the walls in the tent. To say that I was overwhelmed would be the under statement of the decade. The number 72,396 had little meaning until I saw 72,396 shrouds.

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