888,246 poppies

One of the victims of the Battle at Flanders made a will that used the poppy flower to symbolise:

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“The blood-swept lands and seas of red

Where angels fear to tread”.

A century later, 888,246 ceramic poppies will be planted in the moat at the Tower of London. That is one poppy for every British and Colonial death.

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It is the idea of artist Paul Cummins who designed the memorial. _76733274_76732852