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Installing the Poppies - The Tower of London Remembers Project

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In 2014 the Tower of London will be commemorating the centenary anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War through a major art installation, in collaboration with ceramic artist Paul Cummins with stage setting by Tom Piper. The Tower's dry moat will be filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies -- one for each British fatality during the war. This second film documents the installation process of the ceramic poppies in the moat, where theatre designers come together with volunteers to realise an ambitious project to commemorate the First World War, which will continue to grow until Armistice Day on 11 November. Watch the first video, the making of the poppies, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58aX_EBwzr4&index=1&list=PLTyVTmfN-rLnaZLuppDTV7osRZbPcWhzR
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Carlos Álvarez (3 years ago)
badass
KEVAN KOYA MUSIC UK. (3 years ago)
Simply amazing!!, a wonderful tribute to those soldiers who gave their lives during the first World War. I was there at this installation on remembrance Sunday and I felt proud to be one of so many to commemorate these brave soldiers. A memory that will always stay with me. K))
Michael Scott (3 years ago)
Perhaps we should wait for the ISIS to come to our street and tell us that we must convert or die. There comes a time when you have to fight. The Germans were preparing for war since 1902, after that came Hitler. This threat is just as bad. Let he who desires peace be prepared for war.
Thelma G. Padero (3 years ago)
This is such an amazing project that brings to mind and share with the new generation of how it was and how it became to what is at present.  Beautiful commemoration.
Laura Heselton (3 years ago)
Wish I were there to be part of it.  What a brilliant tribute.  Visually beautiful,  so striking. 
ShibuChoAdrian (3 years ago)
A lost generation, what a waste, so much sadness, so many fathers and sons and brothers. Why can't we learn from their sacrifice. We will remember them.
Erin Frutchey (3 years ago)
This is so beautiful I wish it was there back when I was there in July 
Stewart Hardie (3 years ago)
Was there on friday :-)
Reo cearbhaill (3 years ago)
Emotional RIP
Potclays Ltd (3 years ago)
Truly awe-inspiring efforts on the part of the volunteers! We hope to pay another visit soon to offer our services in planting some of the poppies.
Michelle Wright (3 years ago)
Think this is a fantastic tribute, my Granddad was lucky to serve and come home after being in the trenches and whilst there he wrote a diary, that I am now reading, so moving
AJ Hubbell (1 year ago)
Michelle, would you perhaps consider publishing his journals online, so that we may also share in these memories and lessons? These are a sacred part of our history that is best remembered...and learned from so that we can avoid making similar errors in our future. Thank you.
utterly lovely gesture. thank you

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