FIREFIGHTERS have created a fitting tribute to the fallen of the First World War in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

Eynsham Fire Station staff turned the building's appliance bay doors into a poignant mural to those who perished in the conflict as the centenary of Armistice Day approaches.

The tribute has received an amazing reception since the station tweeted a photo of the finished product yesterday, with more than 1,500 people sharing the images on Facebook and Twitter.

It follows the station's Remembrance tribute 12 months ago, with their video, entitled 'A Tribute to Our Heroes', gaining 10m views on Facebook to date.

Eynsham Fire Station's Stuart Smith said: "The amazing response to last year's poppy video encouraged the crew to try to create a equally fitting tribute on this very poignant 100 year commemoration.

"We immediately thought our appliance bay doors would make an ideal canvas for some kind of artwork to show we're thinking about all those that gave the ultimate sacrifice and fought for our freedom.

"We're thrilled that we are able to share in the country's pride once again and mark the centenary with what we think is a fitting tribute."

The image, which shows two soldiers standing over battlefield graves, took three days to finish and is made from plywood.

It was cut out using a jigsaw, with some of the materials supplied by Eynsham High Street store Evenlode DIY.

Station staff then painted the cut outs black to create the silhouette effect, before additional poppies and dates were cut out and painted red to finish off.

The station was congratulated by fire services in Hampshire and London after sharing the photos on Twitter, while Rob MacDougall, assistant chief fire officer at Oxfordshire County Council, added: "What a great tribute it is - full of admiration after seeing this."