The Queen and Prince Philip visit Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Our Picture of the Week was taken at the Tower of London last week. It shows the Queen and Prince Philip walking around the amazing Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red installation that marks 100 years since the first full day of Britain’s involvement in the First World War.
Reflecting the magnitude of this important centenary, the image shows the scale of this powerful visual commemoration that has been created by the stage designer Tom Piper and the ceramic artist Paul Cummins.
By the time it is completed on the 11th November, the memorial will consist of 888,246 ceramic poppies and it will fill the Tower of London’s famous moat. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war and each has already been sold to raise funds which will be shared amongst six service charities.
This 60-acre spectacle is truly a superb way to remember the fallen. We will remember them.
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This really is the most poignant tribute to our fallen heroes and absolutely stunning, both in its conception and delivery. Lest we forget.
Wonderful entry. Sadly all the poppies are now sold. But possibily they may manufacture more. Hope so.
This overwhelming tableau goes further than any other efforts that l have seen to drill into our consciousness
the sheer size of losses in this catastrophic epoque for every country and family involved
The Queen and Phil must curse their German ‘von’ cousins for the havoc they wreaked on the world in the last century
What has that got to do with this article?
A fine story about a fine fundraiser. I wholeheartedly approve.
Who is this ‘FIONA’? I have seen a number of contributions from this supposed person. Can anyone be really so vapid and ditzy?
Who on earth are you? You seem to pontificate in the most pompous manner and upset all you encounter. Go back to giving lectures on cruise boats instead of bullying me.