Silhouettes of First World War Tommies projected on to Edinburgh Castle

Silhouettes of soldiers from the First World War have been projected on to famous UK landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle.

A silhouette of a First World War Tommy projected on to Edinburgh Castle. Picture: PA Wire
A silhouette of a First World War Tommy projected on to Edinburgh Castle. Picture: PA Wire

The Tommies illuminated Marble Arch, Tate Modern, HMS Belfast, Warwick Castle, the Angel of the North, the Tyne Bridge, Titanic Belfast, Cardiff Castle and Edinburgh Castle.

The silhouettes have appeared all over the UK since the campaign launched in February, commemorating the British and Commonwealth troops who died in the First World War whilst also raising funds for military charities.

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General the Lord Dannatt, patron of There But Not There and former chief of the general staff, said: “As we reach 100 years since the Armistice, it is vital that we reflect on the sacrifice made by an entire generation of servicemen and women.

“These wonderful landmarks coming together provide a remarkable representation of the nation doing exactly just that.

“We have been incredibly moved by the overwhelming public support that we have received across the country, which has led to more than £4 million raised for military and mental health charities.

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“However, our journey doesn’t stop here; we need the public’s backing more than ever in raising funds to support our veterans in crisis.

“Mental health remains a crucial issue and we hope people will see these poignant silhouettes and be inspired to buy their own Tommy to both remember the fallen and to help those that continue to struggle today.”

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