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Remember them. Share their story. Bring them back to life. QR Codes on Poppies.


The challenge I put to myself was to find ways to engage people using Web 2.0 with the stories of the combatants of the First World War – and most especially contributing to bringing their stories to life – putting faces to names on memorials, and putting names to the faces in photographs. Out and about it is surprising just how often we pass a memorial or a place closely associated with the First World War from memorials in Railway Stations and Post Offices, to the more obvious in town and village squares and in Churches. By personalizing a Poppy with a Quick Response (QR) code the stories of individual combatants or participants can be situated in a relevant location. Either those passing who are curious, or others who have a innate interest in the First World War can very quickly receive a nugget of information that will hopefully stir them to take their enquiries further.


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