Letter to Unknown Soldier marks outbreak of WWI

Neil Bartlett

Neil Bartlett

First published in News by , Reporter

An author has launched his new artwork that commemorates the outbreak of the First World War.

Neil Bartlett OBE, an honorary doctor at the University of Brighton, has created the project called a Letter to an Unknown Soldier to mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War.

The Unknown Soldier is a statue which stands on platform one at Paddington Station.

Mr Bartlett is now inviting youngsters to write to him to express their feelings about the war.

The responses will be posted on the Unknown Soldier website which will remain online up to the anniversary of the end of the war in 2018.

The website goes online on June 28 – the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand which triggered the conflict.


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