WWI ‘Soldiers’ Appear Across UK in ‘Moving and Powerful’ Somme Tribute
For those who missed it earlier, this may be the most touching tribute I have ever heard of. This morning, with little prior publicity, thousands of mostly young volunteers dressed up in World War I uniforms and fanned out to memorial sites, train stations, and other public spaces all over the United Kingdom.
Volunteers dressed as World War I soldiers appeared at transport hubs across the UK on Friday morning as part of Battle of the Somme commemorations, marking the centenary of the 141-day campaign that began this day in 1916.
The ‘soldiers’ silently handed cards to passers by, each bearing the name of a soldier who died at the Somme on 1st July 1916.