03/08/2014 15:16 BST | Updated 04/08/2014 11:59 BST

Tower Of London World War 1 Poppy 'Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red' Memorial

The Tower of London's moat has been turned into a sea of red as part of preparations for the commemoration of 100 years since the outbreak of World War 1.

The installation, "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red", consists of 888,246 ceramic poppies - one for each British military fatality from the conflict.

It will be officially unveiled on 5 August with the final poppy being planted on Armistice Day on November 11.

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