First World War Centenary Spectacularly Remembered - Tower Poppies

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First World War Centenary Spectacularly Remembered

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London. Image by Lin Vitali.

Displays and Installations to Commemorate WWI

888,246 Ceramic Poppies Surround the Tower of London

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.

A blood-red sea of poppies at the Tower of London to honour the fallen.

Lights Out Marked the 100th Anniversary of WW1

Lights out at 10 Downing Street in remembrance of the fallen.

WW1 Centenary: Column of Light Illuminates London

A column of light reaching high above the London sky was switched on to mark 100 years since Britain entered World War One.

Other Incredible Installations Around the Country to Mark the Centenary of the Start of World War One

Members of the Great War Society living history group, dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment, stand under a shower of a million poppy flowers representing the dead during a centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum, Bovington.

The installation at the Great Pavilion, Chelsea Flower Show, paying homage to the centenary of the First World War

WW1 ice memorial melts in Birmingham.

Giant puppets marked World War One anniversary in Liverpool.

Great Dorset Steam Fair 2014 - First World War Convoy to Travel From Bovington to Tarrant Hinton

A convoy of First World War vehicles, weighing 72 tons and measuring 80 feet long, will be making its way from Bovington to the Great Dorset Steam Fair site at Tarrant Hinton on Saturday 16th August. The load will form part of a special First World War display at this year’s event, which runs from 27th until 31st August, in tribute to the centenary anniversary of the Great War.

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