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Light Out Project unveiled in Britain to commemorate 100 years of First World War

Aug 6, 2014 14:38 IST

Light Out Project: Unveiled to commemorate 100 years of WW-1

Lights Out Project was unveiled on 4 August 2014 across Britain to commemorate 100 years of First World War (WW-1).

Under the project, lights were turned-off for an hour to pay tribute to all those who died in World War I (WWI). Prime Minister David Cameron asked all to switch off all lights in their homes to mark hundred year centenary of WWI.

Jeremy Deller, a Turner Prize winner in 2004, is one of four leading international artists who were commissioned by Britain to create artwork for Lights Out Project.

Switching off all the lights to pay homage to WWI fighters was inspired by 1914 Foreign Minister Lord Grey speech who asked whole Europe to put-off the lamps in 1914 to declare the beginning of war to end all menace surrounding Britain.

This sombre remembrance recalled the ‘war to end wars’ that took place in 4 August 1914. Politicians and monarchs from 83 countries including heads of France, Germany took part in the centenary ceremony.

About World War I

World War I also called The Great War was cantered in Europe that began in July 1914 and ended in November 1918. It was deadliest conflict in the history of mankind that drew major economic powers of that time.

135 countries took part in World War I and more than 9 million people lost their lives.

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