4/8/2014 – UK Remembers Men and Animals Today – 100 Years Since World War 1.

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Monday 4th August 2014 – Lights Out Across the UK.

100 Years remembrance of World War 1.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/tower-of-london-poppies/

 

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28632223

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28636318

 I Was There: The Great War Interviews

The Royal British Legion is asking people across the UK to switch off their lights between 22:00 BST and 23:00 BST on Monday and to light candles in a mass act of remembrance.

Blackpool Tower, Westminster Abbey, the Eden Project in Cornwall and the headquarters of the Football Association are among the buildings and organisations taking part to mark the anniversary of Britain joining World War One.

Every household in Britain will be asked to turn out the lights between 10pm and 11pm today to mark the centenary of the First World War.

The nationwide event is designed to echo the words attributed to Sir Edward Grey, Foreign Secretary, on the eve of the conflict: “The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.”

Organisers have hailed it as “one of the most dramatic UK-wide events ever organised” in which “people from all four nations will be invited to turn off their lights and to replace them with one single light to remember a day that changed the world forever”.

Germany declared war on France and invaded Belgium on August 3 1914. That evening, Sir Edward Grey gazed across St James’s Park from his window at the Foreign Office as the lamps were being lit on the Mall. He turned to a friend, John Spender, and made his now famous remark.

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http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/07/tower-of-london-poppies/

To commemorate the centennial of Britain’s involvement in the First World War, ceramic artist Paul Cummins and stage designer Tom Piper conceived of a staggering installation of ceramic poppies planted in the famous dry moat around the Tower of London. Titled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” the final work will consist of 888,246 red ceramic flowers—each representing a British or Colonial military fatality—that flow through grounds around the tower.

Volunteers began placing the poppies several weeks ago and the process will continue through the summer until a final flower is symbolically planted on November 11th. You can read more about the project over on the Historic Royal Palaces website, and see the volunteers’ progress by following the #TowerPoppies hashtag on Twitter.

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War Horse – remembering the fallen animals that die with soldiers.

 A million horses sent to France between 1914 and 1918.

Only 62,000 returned to the UK.

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Today 4/8/2014 – We pay tribute to all men and animals who died in the worst of all wars.

 

 

 

 

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