Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red

Tower of London 2014 Memorial Display



Blood Swept Lands

“Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red”

This was the memorial display at the Tower of London in 2014 to commemorate Armistice Day. 888,246 ceramic poppies, one for each British military fatality of WWI.

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.” - ‘For the Fallen’ by Laurence Binyon

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An army marches on its stomach. - Napoleon Bonaparte

A good soldier is a poor scout. - Cheyenne Proverb

I'm not aging, I'm marinating. - Unknown

A pint of sweat saves a gallon of blood. - George S Patton

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. - George Herbert

The army is the true nobility of our country. - Napoleon III

Always give 100%. Unless you're giving blood. - Unknown

Marketing strategy is a lot like military strategy. - Liddell Hart

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. - Winston Churchill

The dead soldier's silence sings our national anthem. - Aaron Kilbourn

The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree. - Thomas Campbell

We come not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. - Francis A Walker

Where some states have an army, the Prussian army has a state. - Voltaire

I'm aging like fine wine. I'm getting complex and fruity. - Unknown

A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence. - Otto von Bismarck

You know you're old if they have discontinued your blood type. - Phyllis Diller

Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who has already left. - Robert Byrne

The crimes of this guilty land will never be purged but with blood. - John Brown

The way to make money is to buy when blood is running in the streets. - John D. Rockefeller

Kind hearts are more than coronets
An simple faith than Norman blood. - Alfred Lord Tennyson

A piece of spaghetti or a military unit can only be led from the front end. - George S Patton

An army of sheep led by a lion would defeat an army of lions led by a sheep. - Arab Proverb

Man may be the captain of his fate, but is also the victim of his blood sugar. - Wilfrid G. Oakley

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. - Will Rogers

Statistics have shown that mortality increases perceptibly in the military during wartime. - Alphonse Allais

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. - Doug Larson

Samson, he takes the jawbone out of the grass and he kills the whole army of the Phillipines. - Archie Bunker

You can tell a man isn't handy when he asks the man next door how to get blood off a saw. - Milton Berle

The plunge of civilization into this abyss of blood and darkness is too tragic for any words. - Henry James

If leeches ate peaches instead of my blood,
then I would be free to drink tea in the mud! - Emilie Autumn

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. - Thomas Jefferson

It used to be that when all else failed, a guy went into the army; now he becomes a consultant. - Blackie Sherrod

Moses was the greatest legislator and the commander in chief of perhaps the first liberation army. - Elie Wiesel

We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I didn't know that painters and writers retired. They're like soldiers – they just fade away. - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its stupidity. - Dwight D Eisenhower

I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process. It may not be true, but do I dare take the chance? - Unknown

My other brother-in-law died. He was a karate expert, then joined the army. The first time he saluted, he killed himself. - Henny Youngman

It takes but one positive thought when given a chance to survive and thrive to overpower an entire army of negative thoughts. - Robert H. Schuller

Fang took the entire family out for coffee and donuts the other night. The kids enjoyed it. It was the first time they'd ever given blood. - Phyllis Diller


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21-Sep-2018