Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tommy Statues Spread across Atlantic

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Tommy Statues Spread across Atlantic

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TWO life-sized Tommies have been unveiled at the US embassy in London to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

The 6ft Soldier Silhouettes were revealed by US ambassador to the UK Robert "Woody" Johnson and General Lord Dannatt, former chief of the general staff in the British Army.

The unveiling commemorated British soldiers, known as Tommies, and soldiers from the US, known as Doughboys, who served together in the war.

One Tommy will guard the embassy foyer and the other will be placed in the consular entrance for the Remembrance period.

They have been purchased from the There But Not There campaign, marking 100 years since the end of the conflict. The campaign was launched in the US in February and has raised more than £4 million for a group of US and UK military charities. …

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