Iíve spent some of my spare time at the Tower of London looking out onto the breathtaking poppy display laid out in the moat, to mark 100 years since the start of the First World War. These poppies, all 888246, represent a British or British Colonial death during the conflict. This wondrous display really puts into perspective the brutality of the conflict when you can see "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" by ceramic artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper. You have to take a moment, step back, appreciate and admire the display. Each of these poppies has been sold for £25, with some of the proceeds going to six service charities. Armistice Day, on 11th November, should mark the end of the installation but it will now run until the end of November, when all 888,246 poppies will be taken down.

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