12 Stunning Pictures Of The Ceramic Poppies Outside The Tower Of London

“Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” is a stunning way to remember those who died in World War I.

1. Artist Paul Cummins’ “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red” is an installation of 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London.

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3. This is Crawford Butler, the longest-serving Yeoman Warder.

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5. He planted the first of the poppies.

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7. Each poppy represents a military fatality in World War I.

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8. The last poppy will be planted on November 11 – Armistice Day.

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10. From August 5, each poppy will be available to buy for £25.

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12. And every evening the names of 180 serving military personnel killed during the war will be read out in a Roll of Honour, before a bugler plays the “Last Post”.

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