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Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

Tower of London 2014 Memorial Display

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red thanks to Keith Blake

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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The flesh of your blood. - Archie Bunker

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

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

In television blood is thicker than talent. - Gerald F Lieberman

Skill and confidence are an unconquered army. - George Herbert

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

Military intelligence is a contradiction in terms. - Groucho Marx

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

Soldiers win the battles and generals get the credit. - Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars. - William Westmoreland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

When it comes to hockey, it's been in my blood since I was 3 or 4 years old. I love coaching the kids, especially at that level. - Mario Lemieux

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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