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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Sweat saves blood. - Erwin Rommel

Love is a kind of military service. - Ovid

I am not a politician, but a soldier. - Idi Amin

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

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. - Jose Narosky

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. - George Herbert

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. - Groucho Marx

I now close my military career and just fade away. - Douglas MacArthur

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

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

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

Whether we wound or are wounded, the blood that flows is red. - Eiichiro Oda

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

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

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

Be harmonious with each other, enrich the soldiers, ignore all others. - Septimius Severus

Forget aging. If you're six feet above ground, it's a good day. - Faith Hill

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

Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. - Bertrand Russell

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

Humour is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. - Mary Hirsch

You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever. - Donald Trump

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

The Irish are the only men who know how to cry for the dirty polluted blood of all the world. - Norman Mailer

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

I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep. I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion. - Alexander the Great

The first who was king was a fortunate soldier: Who serves his country well has no need of ancestors. - Voltaire

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

The reason there are so many tree-lined boulevards in Paris is so the German army can march in the shade. - George S Patton

God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time. - Robin Williams

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

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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17-Jun-2018