Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. A field of 888,246 ceramic poppies – an art installation created by ceramic artist Paul Cummins – fills the moat surrounding the Tower of London to mark Remembrance Day, in the year of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. London, November 2014. © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. A field of 888,246 ceramic poppies fills the moat surrounding the Tower of London. © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red. A field of 888,246 ceramic poppies fills the moat surrounding the Tower of London to mark Remembrance Day and the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. London, November 2014. © Rudolf Abraham. All Rights Reserved.

The title of the work is taken from the opening line of a poem, written by an anonymous soldier of the First World War:
‘The blood swept lands and seas of red,
Where angels dare to tread…’
888,246 is the number of British military fatalities during the First World War.
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