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Liverpool's Giant War

Five days of magic. A giant grandmother, a little girl and her dog take to the streets of Liverpool to tell the story of those who died in WW1. Actress Sue Johnston tells the story of the Liverpool Pals and joins the crowds as French theatre company Royal De Luxe tell a story the city should never forget.

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30 minutes

Last on

Sun 10 Aug 2014 10:30

Liverpool Giants

Liverpool Giants

The giant marionette show commemorating World War One came to a close with a spectacular river boat finale. 

The three giants pulled huge crowds to Liverpool over three days. 

Grandmother, Little Girl and Xolo the dog sailed out of the city on the River Mersey in a special leaving ceremony. 

Read a selection of features and visit the photo galleries relating to this event on the BBC News website.

Lord Derby's Pals

Lord Derby's Pals

World War One saw 5,000 Liverpool men sign up to serve their country, 2,800 of whom died in the war. 

The men formed the Liverpool Pals battalions and were recruited by Lord Derby to answer Lord Kitchener's appeal for voluntary recruits. 

Read the stories of some of the men who served on the BBC News website.


Role Contributor
PresenterSue Johnston
ProducerHelen Wakefield
ProducerMichelle Mayman

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