First World War Centenary Marked With Amazing Poppy Shower Display At Bovington Tank Museum

04/08/2014 16:01 BST | Updated 04/08/2014 16:59 BST

As the country marks the centenary of Britain entering the First World War, these pictures show re-enactors being showered in a million poppies to represent the vast number of British armed forces personnel killed in the conflict.

The ceremony took place at the Bovington Tank Museum in Dorset today and saw members of the Great War Society living history group, dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment, showered in the flowers, which have come to represent remembrance of war dead.

A total of 888,246 Britons serving in the military were killed between August, 1914 and November 1918 - making it the deadliest war in the nation's history.

Bovington Tank Museum Commemorates WW1