Part of ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,’ an art installation at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, England
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Lest we forget. Poppies for Remembrance Day
The is part of ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,’ an art installation created by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of World War I. Crafted of hundreds of ceramic poppies, the touring exhibit has been seen by more than four million people in 16 locations around the United Kingdom. One large section of the installation, ‘Wave,’ is currently at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester, England, which is where our image was photographed.
We’re showing it today to honour both Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the Armistice – the day when Allied Forces and Germany signed an armistice that ended the First World War. In the four years of the battle, more than 330,000 Australians had served overseas. More than 60,000 of them lost their lives. For all those who served for our country, thank you and lest we forget.