Shrouds of the Somme is an art installation at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which physically represents each of the 72,396 British Commonwealth servicemen killed at the Battle of the Somme who have no known grave, and whose names are engraved on the Thiepval Memorial.
For the past five years artist Rob Heard has been hand-sewing shrouds and binding them over small figures. It has taken an astonishing 13,000 hours and approximately 1.6 million stitches.
This London exhibition will be the first and only time that they are all laid out together and it really should not be missed. This installation is available to see until the 18th November 2018, entry is free and all donations are given to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.