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Sculpture Marking World War One Displayed On The Clyde

'France 1914' is being exhibited at the Glasgow Riverside Museum on the banks of the Clyde.

Poppy scotland sculpture

A sculpture symbolising the sacrifice made by those who died in the First World War has gone on display in Glasgow.

'France 1914' is being exhibited at the Riverside Museum on the banks of the Clyde.

The Clyde’s shipyards are where many of the vessels that played a vital role in the First World War were built.

The sculpture has previously been displayed at the Scottish Parliament building, the People’s Palace Museum and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

It depicts the last tree standing on the Western Front battlefield and is designed to commemorate those who sacrificed their lives during WWI.

The artist behind the work, Simon Burns-Cox, has donated the sculpture to Poppyscotland and it will be auctioned off later this year to raise money to help the charity’s work with veterans.

He said: 

"The poppy charity is obviously so important to look after...staff and their families being hurt."

Simon Burns-Cox: 'The poppy supports families who have been hurt'.

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