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Thousands write to the unknown soldier statue

9 July 2014 Last updated at 11:12 BST

Thousands of commuters and tourists walk past the statue of the unknown soldier reading a letter at Paddington station in London every day.

Now, as part of the First World War centenary commemorations, people around the UK have been invited to imagine and write the contents of that letter.

Robert Hall reports.

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