‘Tommies’ stand guard in tribute to Great War – The Times
Life-sized figures of First World War soldiers appear across Britain today to mark a century since the guns fell silent and to raise £15 million for military and mental health groups.
The six-foot high, two-dimensional Perspex silhouettes can be seen in sentry boxes usually manned by Yeoman Warders at the Tower of London, on Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, at Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon, South Wales and at Heart of Midlothian football club in Edinburgh.
More than 888,000 figures have been made to represent the British and Commonwealth military personnel, known as Tommies, known to have died in the war from 1914 to 1918.
The There But Not There campaign is led by General Lord Dannatt, a former head of the army,…