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New exhibit to examine battlefields of the Great War

By Staff Reporter

Published 15/07/2016

A powerful outdoor photographic exhibition, contrasting the horror of war with the healing power of nature, is to open at Belfast City Hall next week.

'Fields Of Battle, Lands Of Peace' features images by the Irish landscape photographer Michael St Maur Sheil, which look at how the battlefields of the First World War have changed over the past 100 years.

The photographs feature the sites as they are today, capturing the scars of the Western Front but showing how the modern landscapes conceal the terror and suffering that was played out in the trenches below.

They will be displayed alongside archive pictures of the battlefields during the Great War.

'Fields Of Battle, Lands Of Peace' has been viewed by more than four million people.

It will open in the City Hall grounds on Monday and continue until the end of August.

The exhibition is part of Belfast City Council's wider 'Decade Of Centenaries: Reflections On 1916' programme of events.

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