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

An army marches on its stomach. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Love is a kind of military service. - Ovid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Psychiatrist: an M.D. who can't stand the sight of blood. - Unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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-Jun-2018