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Artwork titled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red unveiled in London to commemorate World War I

Aug 7, 2014 15:22 IST

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red: Unveiled in London

The artwork titled Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red was unveiled on 5 August 2014 at Tower of London to commemorate the centenary of World War I (WWI). It is a garden of poppys flowers made of ceramic.

The artwork was unveiled by Britain Prince William along with his brother Harry and his Princess Kate.

The artwork is of Artist Paul Cummins and set is designed by Designer Tom Piper who chose the poppy to be in Ceramic form to create a visually staggering tribute.

In the garden, a poppy for each soldier from Commonwealth Nations who died during the Great War, is planted. In the WW – I, around 888246 soldiers lost their lives from Commonwealth nations including 74000 Indian Soldiers.

At present 120000 poppys have been planted and the remaining plantation will continue till Armistice Day on 11 November as WWI ended on 11 November 1918.

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