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A new WWI memorial has been revealed in France

A new WWI memorial has been revealed in France
12 Nov 2014

In honour of the end of this year's Rememberance Day to commemorate 100 years since the beginning of World War One, a brand new memorial has been revealed.

The International Memorial of Notre Dame de Lorette ‘Ring of Remembrance’ was inaugurated on Tuesday (November 11th) by President Hollande. It is situated in the town of Ablain-Saint-Nazaire in the north of France.

The new memorial cost €8 million euros (approximately £6 million) to build and was designed by the architect Philippe Prost. It is made up of 500 steel plates, which hold on them the names of the 579,606 soldiers from all over the world who died during the War between 1914 and 1918.

Poignantly, this means that former enemies are placed together on the three metre high walls of the memorial for visitors to pay tribute to.

News of the memorial comes as volunteers in London begin to take down the 888,246 ceramic poppies which have been flowing from the Tower of London since July.ADNFCR-408-ID-801759807-ADNFCR

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