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Poster for war heroes tribute

PUBLISHED: 18:12 26 December 2001 | UPDATED: 15:22 03 March 2010

FORMER servicemen attempting to raise money for an extension to the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park have produced a poster to advertise their efforts.

The striking image in the Ipswich park of a boy in black and white wearing a red poppy bears a resemblance to a scene in the hit Second World War film, Schindler's List.

FORMER servicemen attempting to raise money for an extension to the Cenotaph in Christchurch Park have produced a poster to advertise their efforts.

The striking image in the Ipswich park of a boy in black and white wearing a red poppy bears a resemblance to a scene in the hit Second World War film, Schindler's List.

The film is virtually all shot in black and white save, for one memorable image of a child in a red coat.

Peter Thompson is one of those battling to raise the necessary £250,000 needed to provide a proper tribute to the 595 Ipswich heroes killed in the war.

He said: "These servicemen lost their lives for us and it is high time they got the honour they deserve."

n If you would like to make a donation make cheques payable to Ipswich World War Two Memorial Fund, c/o British Legion Ipswich Branch, 12 St Margaret's Green, Ipswich, IP4 2BS, or should be taken to Ipswich Borough Council premises.


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