A Million Red Poppies Fall From The Sky In Moving Reenactment Of A World War One Battle

Living history group The Great War Society dressed as the 4th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment for a First World War centenary ceremony.

1. Yesterday, the nation marked the 100th anniversary of Britain entering the First World War.

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2. Historical reenactors from The Great War Society dressed as the 4th Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment at The Tank Museum, Bovington.

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3. A field next to the museum was carpeted with a million poppies, representing those who died during the war.

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5. The museum hosted a mock First World War battle with a Mark IV replica tank, a display from the The Great War Air Display Team, and a remembrance service.

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Peter Macdiarmid / Getty

8. A hundred years ago, at 11pm on 4 August 1914, British prime minister Herbert Asquith announced that Britain was to enter the war after Germany violated Belgium neutrality.

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9. The conflict ended on 11 November 1918, after millions of casualties.

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Matt Tucker is the UK picture editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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