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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Salivation Army - Archie Bunker

Sweat saves blood. - Erwin Rommel

The flesh of your blood. - Archie Bunker

An army marches on its stomach. - Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

You can't squeeze blood out of a tulip. - Archie Bunker

Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value. - Marechal Ferdinand Foch

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

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

Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set. - Ralph Richardson

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

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

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

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

The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible. - Judith Regan

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

The same hot lightning that burns your blood with passion–– cools your fears with peace. - Aberjhani

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 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

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

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

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

Many people find themselves with illness as they become successful: higher blood pressure and diabetes. - Zong Qinghou

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

Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank piece of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead. - Gene Fowler

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

Maybe the answer to Selective Service is to start everyone off in the army and draft them for civilian life as needed. - Bill Vaughan

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

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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18-Feb-2018