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Peter Walker

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Sculpture of a a blindfolded head. It is a maquette for a larger statue to be placed in the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire. Eight copies are on display at the British Embassy, Dubai; the British Embassy, Paris; Chester Cathedral (since 2018); Liverpool Cathedral; Sheffield Cathedral; University Church, Oxford; the Europaplatz in Limburg an der Lahn, Germany, and the Basilica of Saint Mary, Minnesota, USA.

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Pity of War

The 'Pity of War' statue is a national memorial to
those affected by war.

It is a nationwide project to outreach and educate
all ages and to encourage empathy with international
war victims.

To find out more, share your story, remember a loved
one and support the project, follow on Facebook and
Twitter: @Pityofwarstatue #pityofwarstatue

To read more, and donate, click to: pityofwar.org


Sources & Information


Locatie (N 53°11'31" - W 2°53'27") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

Item Code: gbnw130; Photograph: 25 June 2023
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