The sheer scale of the installation was very affecting - I have plenty of photographs of it, and when selecting one today what I wanted to get across was that scale. This one seemed to do it best.
Every one of those poppies represents a life lost. Worse still, there are yet more poppies - 888,246 of them - and they are all just for the losses from one war.
And for just one of the countries fighting.
On the 11th of November, we should remember those who lost their lives in conflict for us.
Every other day, we should work to ensure no more will have to lose theirs.