Thursday, 16 October 2014

Blood Swept Lands

The Tower of London art installation by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and theatre stage designer Tom Piper to mark the centenary of World War I has proved a hit with the public and royals alike. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry visited the Blood Swept Lands And Seas of Red in August to plant poppies. Today the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited the moat to lay a wreath among the poppies. Each poppy represents a British or Colonial fatality in the Great War. The last poppy of 888,246 will be planted on Armistice Day. They will then be removed by thousands of volunteers and sold for charity (CLICK).


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