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Royals plant red poppies to mark start of WW1

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 01:04

Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Harry wade into a field of red poppies as part of an event marking 100 years since the start of World War One. Deborah Gembara reports.

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In London, a sea of red serves as a reminder of the bloodshed during World War I. Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Harry wade into a field of poppies -- part of an installation marking 100 years since the start of the so-called war to end all wars. Each of the ceramic poppies is handmade --- and represents the death of a British soldier. After meeting with members of the military, the royals added their own poppies to the display. A total of 888, 246 poppies will be planted in the Tower of London's dry moat throughout the summer. The crimson flower is a reminder of the brutal trench warfare waged in Belgian poppy fields. The final poppy will be placed on November 11, the anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of World War One.

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Royals plant red poppies to mark start of WW1

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 - 01:04