Poppies Pour From Castle Windows As Part Of WW1 Commemorations

Tower of London Commemoration of WWI in 2014. <a href=https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=35398351>Photo Credit</a>
Tower of London Commemoration of WWI in 2014. Photo Credit

A multitude of red poppies, thousands of them, have been poured from the windows of a local castle in Wales as part of a show to honor the soldiers of the First World War.

The artwork called Weeping Willow commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, in which Welch Fusiliers played a substantial part, Mashable reported.

A number of poppies appeared from another sculpture which was exhibited in 2014 at the Tower of London.

For that program, Paul Cummins made a field of approximately 888,250 poppies. Each symbolized Allied forces deaths.

Poppies have the quality to bridge generations to trade stories of the Great War, said exhibition executive producer, Nigel Hinds.

Artwork designer Tom Piper said there are more than 5,000 poppies which represent maybe a sliver of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers killed in World War I.

Ian Harvey

Ian Harvey is one of the authors writing for WAR HISTORY ONLINE