Hull is to host the Weeping Window WWI poppies sculpture

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Image caption The sculpture is to highlight sacrifices made by both the Merchant and Royal Navies

A sculpture featuring thousands of handmade ceramic poppies commemorating those who died in World War One is to be installed in Hull.

Weeping Window is to be installed at the Maritime Museum in the city centre for two months in 2017.

The building, formerly the Dock Offices, tells the history of the city's mariners.

The site has been chosen to highlight sacrifices made by the Merchant and Royal Navies, said Hull City Council.

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Image caption The building was formerly the Dock Offices

Much of Hull's fishing fleet was requisitioned for mine-sweeping and many fishermen helped the war effort.

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Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper saw their full poppy installation, named Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, draw more than five million visitors to the Tower of London in 2014.

Each poppy represented one death in the British forces, a total of 888,246.

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Image caption Weeping Window at the Black Watch Museum in Scotland

The Weeping Windows poppies are to be displayed in Hull from 22 March to 29 May 2017.

Hull is to be the UK's City of Culture 2017.

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