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WW1 statue Every Man Remembered unveiled in Glasgow

Every Man Remembered statue
Image caption The statue has previously gone on show in London and Cardiff

A sculpture from WW1 has been unveiled in Glasgow as part of this year's Scottish Poppy Appeal.

The 23ft travelling statue Every Man Remembered depicts a figure in brass of the Unknown Soldier standing on a block of limestone from the Somme in France.

The piece is encased in glass with hundreds of poppies floating around it.

It is the first time the statue has been unveiled in Scotland, having previously gone on show in London and Cardiff.

Designed by artist Mark Humphrey, the statue is part of a four-year campaign aimed at honouring each of the 1,117,077 commonwealth servicemen and women who died in WW1.

Visitors to the statue will be directed to the Every Man Remembered website, which aims to see those killed individually commemorated throughout the conflict's centenary years.

The statue was unveiled by Sadie Docherty, the Lord Provost of Glasgow. She said: "The Every Man Remembered statue is a great way to raise awareness of those who gave their lives in the Great War as we continue to commemorate the conflict's centenary."

It will be on display in George Square until Sunday 13 November.

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Media captionThe brass sculpture is based on the unknown soldier of World War One

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