Dr Martin Luther King Jr Building, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool, L3 4ax
19 Nov – 18 Dec 2016
everyday 1oam – 5pm
The Danger Tree is inspired by the works of WW1 poets including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon and Rupert Brooke, and is a tribute to the Newfoundland Regiment who, under orders from British Command, used a tree halfway into No Man’s Land to assemble. Regrettably the tree was highly visible to two German machine gun nests, resulting in almost the entire regiment being wiped out within 20 minutes of the commencement of hostilities.
One of the 15 paintings in The Danger Tree exhibition is dedicated to the memory of the Liverpool PALS. Entitled “The First and the Last”, an enlarged print of the painting will be displayed in Exchange Flag Square in recognition of the role they played. The Liverpool PALS were the first battalions raised during the Great War and the last to be stood down.