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The Tower of London Poppies

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Over 5 million people travelled from across the country and around the world to see the installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies at the Tower of London. The commemorative artwork, by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, caught the nation’s imagination and acted as a place of pilgrimage for millions of people to reflect on the First World War, 100 years since its outbreak in 1914. Discover how the poppies were made: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58aX_EBwzr4&list=TLrxIW8iGmqUk Find out how the poppies were installed in the moat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VZPoyTiJJc See more of the amazing drone footage of poppies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2jrbxgu4Gk Music: Silent Night by Timbre. Silent Night was sung simultaneously in French, English and German by troops during the Christmas Truce of 1914 during the First World War, as it was one carol that soldiers on both sides of the front line knew.
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Princess Patriot (11 hours ago)
Beautiful
Nicole Lawless (1 month ago)
I was upset about the Army for months after Remembrance Sunday 2017
Leona Preston (4 months ago)
This is a memorial to our war dead. It stands for each individual life lost, no matter the person, no matter the politics behind the war. It was made out of respect for their sacrifice. Take your 'propaganda' comments and shove them.
Noe Berengena (5 months ago)
Lovely display that conveys a strong emotional message. I got a kick hearing the man in the button suit (1:29) -- as he goes on and on it becomes very difficult to understand what he is saying. What accent is that?
SheilaghmBrosky Brosky (1 month ago)
Noe Berengena They're known as Pearlies because of the pearl buttons and they are speaking Cockney which is rhyming slang. Hope this helps
MrLongbow1415 (11 months ago)
As a man and a dad, that could have been me or my son. Respect and love from this 47 year old. Better men than I shall ever be.. x
Hugh Franklin (1 year ago)
This was a beautiful way to remember our dead, we will remember them.
Arif Khan (1 year ago)
I was so sad I couldn't even purchase a poppy in honour for my grandad and his brother who died in the war. I went to visit the spectacular but instead was defeated by foreigners pushing and shoving all being able to purchase these rare ceramic rose... all but the British! All I wanted was to admire the show but instead it was just a depressing day for me after all the travel i did to get there I sometimes had to think if I was in England at all. VOTE LEAVE!
Alice Cheung (5 months ago)
Arif Khan oh yeah, voting leave will make all "foreigners" disappear for sure, as if you aren't one yourself (by your definition). lol.
Dave Snead (1 year ago)
With ANZAC Day on Monday April 25 this should be brought forward again as part of the Commonwealth .
Beryl Ludwig (2 years ago)
Oh so wonderful. The blood that was spilt, displayed, from sea to shining sea. so many lives lost and we must remember them. All the allies together and the conclusion,...a loss for each family, ..or an injured man returning to arms full of love,with losses of his own. How lest we forget. Thank you
Linda Seaton (2 years ago)
all propaganda to touch, to pull, at heartstrings. it just amazes me, how the queen bows...covinced herself? that patriotic means dying stupidly for the queen? for the elete? for the world order? for oil? for power?
Janice McAteer (7 days ago)
Linda Seaton i
David Tinker (9 days ago)
I've read many comments on many topics on YouTube - some good some bad. L S your disgustingly insensitive comment is the worst I've ever read on any topic at any time. You should be ashamed of yourself but unfortunately, I doubt you'll ever be so.
marvinc999 (1 year ago)
Linda Seaton - "dying stupidly......" Nice of you to refer to all those brave young men - one of the finest generations this country has ever produced - as 'stupid'. If only they had been blessed with YOUR wisdom, eh ?
john jones (2 years ago)
+Linda Seaton you are so blinded by your political ideas you have missed the point. it,s meant to make you imagine the loss and damage , why do you come on here .viewing this. i know one thing for certain,there are men who have died so that you exist today.
jerramy (2 years ago)
When you hear "numbers" it really doesn't fully compute in your brain, but when you see each individual poppy massed into that huge visual sea of lives lost, it then finally hits home what 888,246 really means.
Sam Samoa (2 years ago)
Remember 'The Wizard of Oz"... "Poppies... poppies." Brainwashing the people with psychological heroin!
daniella mains (1 year ago)
Sam Samoa the poppie represents the flowers that grew after the soldiers had died. They use that particular flower for its significance to the war. Nothing to do with heroin.
Jack Daniels (3 years ago)
When will film makers realise that its important to be inclusive not exclusive. London is a multi-cultural place and that is a good thing not a bad thing. The commonwealth is made up of all peoples not just white and brown but black and oriental  so why cant we not have someone from all four groups commenting as I cannot believe that at some point there were not black and orientals fighting in some form or at some point during the first world fucking war!  They have already tried to totally whiten up the second world war so stop with these fucking stupid agendas like we can't see them for what they are! JEEZ,  One world four main groups White, Black, Brown and Oriental deal with it you muthas
Wonderful so beautiful art but sad to remember how many lives lost.
Mark Ford (3 years ago)
Propaganda, that we should be proud to send our children to die in war. Maybe there should of been a desk in the middle to signify the ruling elite, that they and their children had the luxury not to face such atrocity. The pride "to die for your country" belongs to the sheep. The world is full of sheep.
Alice Cheung (5 months ago)
What? This is as anti-war as it could be.
Bronze Demon (5 months ago)
You mean how all the Heirs to the noble families died leaving their estates? And how the highest casualty rates were amongst their sons, the young officers?
Sam Samoa (1 year ago)
+scaler2007 "I've been brainwashed into silence by the rothchilds and the shape shifting lizards" Well, perhaps you need to do something about it? Goodbye bozo!
scaler2007 (1 year ago)
Yes that's quiet obviously what I meant Well what would you expect, I've been brainwashed into silence by the rothchilds and the shape shifting lizards...both those previous points are as pants-on-head retarded as the one you are trying to get across.
Sam Samoa (1 year ago)
+scaler2007 "the real point has shot straight over your head" The real point has bypassed your intellect, assuming it's operating! "also mocking laughter doesn't really translate over text you just look like you have parkinsons" Parkinson's what, coat? ATB
Amber Puga (3 years ago)
Stunning and beautiful 
hprice1980 (3 years ago)
Amazing
Arnold Watson (3 years ago)
What a beautiful and yet sad reflection about life, indeed.

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