On the eve of Armistice Day, video showing the 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London has been released as it’s announced that part of the display will remain until the end of November
The beautifully shot video below, released by Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity that cares for the Tower of London, shows aerial footage of the installation of 888,246 ceramic poppies by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, entitled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, which has brought London to a standstill.
The release of the video comes after tributes up and down the country to the fallen soldiers of WWI yesterday on Remembrance Sunday and ahead of Armistice Day tomorrow, after which the installation will be gradually taken down and each of the poppies delivered to the people who have purchased them to raise money for service charities in this, the centenary year since the outbreak of WWI.
However, following a campaign to keep the poppies for longer, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that part of the display, the Wave and Weeping Willow segment, which shows poppies spilling out of the tower, will remain on show until the end of the month before touring the country until 2018, after which it will go on display in London’s Imperial War Museum.
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A sea of poppies at the Tower of London to mark WWI
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