Tower of London Remembers

Tower of London Remembers

Aerial view of the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red poppies installation

Our evolving installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, marked the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Created by artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper, 888,246 ceramic poppies progressively filled the Tower’s famous moat between July to November 2014.

  1. About the installation
    The major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marked one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War.
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  2. View dedications
    Search for the soldiers who have had a dedication in the Tower poppies event.
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  3. Roll of Honour
    Every evening during the installation, the Last Post was played at sunset to commemorate those who were killed in the First World War.
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  4. Why remember?
    After a hundred years, stories of the First World War are fading from memory. How can we keep them alive?
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  5. The Tower during the War
    Find out about The Tower of London’s unique role during the First World War.
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  6. About the charities
    The Tower of London Remembers project helped support six service charities in the UK and the vital work that these charities provide.
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  7. Supporters
    The Tower of London Remembers was possible thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
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  8. FAQs
    Frequently asked questions about the Tower of London Remembers and poppy deliveries.
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