Today there will be a Remembrance Service in the village of Thiepval in Northern France to mark the 100th Anniversary of the final day of The Battle of The Somme 1916-2016. The Battle of The Somme or The Somme Offensive took place from the 1st July to 18th November 1916 on both sides of the upper reaches of The River Somme in France. It was both a ground and air offensive and was one of the bloodiest battles in history with over a million people killed or wounded. In just the first day, there were 57,470 casualties with 19,240 dead.
The Marble Sculpture FRANCE 1914 by Simon Burns-Cox has been made to commemorate the ending of The First World War in aid of PoppyScotland. It will be on display at The Peoples’ Palace Museum, Glasgow until March 2017 and will then move onto The Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow for the year 2017-18 and The Riverside Museum, Glasgow for the year 2018-19. At the end of The Exhibition, the Sculpture will be auctioned in aid of The Charity. Early expressions of interest should be made to Simon Burns-Cox at firstname.lastname@example.org or PoppyScotland at www.poppyscotland.org.uk