London, England: 100 Years On – Tower of London – 888,246 Spectacular Ceramic Poppies Tribute To Remember Every Individual Commonwealth Soldier Who Was Killed In The First World War 1914-1918.






With November in the UK being a special month for remembering the war dead of past conflicts, a scarlet sea of ceramic poppies (each one different in shape to any other) have been ‘planted’ at the Tower of London to commemorate the centenary of the First World War (1914-1918).  To date, the purchase of poppies by the public has raised £11.2million for charity.





Entitled ‘Blood Swept Lands’ and ‘Seas of Red’, the art installation will eventually see a staggering 888,246 poppies appear in the grounds of the Tower; this represents one poppy (ceramic) for every soldier from the UK, Australia and the Commonwealth who was killed during the Great War – the First World War.


War is nothing to celebrate at all; but we are sure you will find this tribute to the First World War soldiers pretty amazing.  It is not until you see this river of death that you realise how futile war is; with so many young lives wasted – anywhere, everywhere !







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