800,000 ceramic poppies turn the Tower of London’s moat red

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As the world remembers the centenary of the First World War, London’s Tower of London is being covered by ceramic poppies to commemorate the lives lost in the conflict. Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is an evolving installation that will see 888,246 of the artificial flowers “planted,” at the Tower, each representing a British or Colonial death during the war.

The first poppy was planted by YS Crawford Butler, the oldest serving of the…

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