The run-up has begun to commemorating the centenary of Armistice Day: 11th November 1918; the day the guns fell silent and peace was declared across Europe. “The Great War” – the “war to end all wars” – was over.
At the Imperial War Museum in London, the ‘Weeping Window’, a sculpture by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper has been installed.
Comprising several thousand hand made ceramic poppies frozen in time whilst pouring down from the window on the dome of the building.
It follows on from the ‘Blood Swept Lands’ and ‘Sea of Poppies’ installations at the Tower of London back in 2014 that marked the centenary of the start of World War I.