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‘Tower of London’ Ceramic Red Poppies For WW I Centenary Will NOT Ship Until January 2015.

towerpoppyinst4dAnura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
1/ Buying Tower of London poppy
Aug. 6, 2014.
2/ The Tower of London poppies —
Aug. 5, 2014.

3/ Centenary of British involvement WW I — July 3, 2014.
4/ NZ kicks of 100 year remembrance — Aug. 4, 2014

a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.

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Just a heads up because they don’t make it crystal clear though some of you will claim that it was obvious. Basically they are, at least as of now, NOT making any poppies just to satisfy the orders. Instead the WHOLE effort, quite rightly, is to get the 888,246 done and installed by ‘Poppy Day‘ 2014 — November 11, 2014. It is a HUGE task and it ‘beautifully’ illustrates the MAGNITUDE of the lives lost. 888,246. That is a lot. Think about it. I think this whole project is magic. It sure drives the point home.

Yes, it was meant to be my birthday present and my birthday has come and gone. But it doesn’t faze me. I actually LOVE the idea that I will get one of the 888,246 poppies that took part in the event. I have an order number BUT Deanna couldn’t find, yesterday, when she looked, whether the poppies will have a number ‘stamped’ on them. Again, no big deal. Deanna checked yesterday and found that they are now saying January 2015 as when they will start shipping.

The whole point of this e-mail is to share that January 2015 date.

So, IF you want it for Christmas DO NOT order them. You will be foiled. BUT, I think it is great.

Just wanted to also share with you these NEW items I saw on the “Tower of London PoppyWebsite when Deanna sent me a link … to show me that the poppies are not shipping this year.

So ENJOY. Buy a poppy IF you can. NOT cheap but it is for a good cause. I didn’t really want to look but it came to $70 (or more) I think with the credit card charges for a foreign transaction. [I no longer do enough foreign transactions or travel to justify getting a card that will give me a better deal. But if things change I will sure look into another card.]


All of these can be accessed from here … click.

You can read the first image by clicking on it. Will will ENLARGE.

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Click to ENLARGE. Snippet of our order confirmation which I had posted earlier. This is just to give you the complete picture.

Click to ENLARGE. Snippet of our order confirmation which I had posted earlier. This is just to give you the complete picture.


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Hopkins Center, Dartmouth (N.H.), Showcasing 5 Shows That Commemorate The Centenary Of WW I Through Art.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
1/ The Tower of London
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Aug. 5, 2014.
2/ Centenary of British involvement WW I — Aug. 3, 2014.
3/ NZ kicks of 100 year remembrance — Aug. 4, 2014

a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.

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As you know we have been marking this momentous centenary over the last few weeks — my recent posts having to do with my efforts to purchase one of the ‘Tower of London’ commemorative ceramic poppies.

Well the Dartmouth Hopkins Center is doing their part too — and, as ever, doing so with aplomb and style. They appreciate that this centenary provides a time for great collective reflection on that war’s causes and ramifications. So, in order to promote that reflection they are hosting a a series, “World War I Reconsidered”, that not only examines that conflict but also captures some of the creative foment of the pre-war and post-war periods, and looks at war in general.

Here is their program. Click to ENLARGE. Use the ‘HOP 50’ logo above to access their official Website.

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Buying ‘Tower of London’ Ceramic Red Poppies For WW I Centenary — Shipping, Alack, Is Expensive.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ The Tower of London poppies —
Aug. 5, 2014.
2/ Centenary of British involvement WW I — July 3, 2014.
3/ NZ kicks of 100 year remembrance — Aug. 4, 2014

a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.

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Click to ENLARGE so you can read it.


Shipping, as I had suspected, was steep — 80% of the item’s cost! Yes, it is ceramic and probably quite tall. But …? This is an issue, alas, with British poppy merchandise — so much so that I have thought about becoming a shipping agent for the U.S., not to make any money, BUT to reduce the crazy costs. C’est la vie.

I was going to get one, irrespective of the shipping cost. It is my birthday present. Deanna ordered it today. See above.


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More photos. Click to access.


‘Tower of London’ Ceramic Red Poppies For WW I Centenary Available For Sale — I Am Getting One.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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Related posts:
1/ Centenary of British involvement WW I — July 3, 2014.
2/ NZ kicks of 100 year remembrance — Aug. 4, 2014

a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.

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Buy directly from the ‘Tower of London’ gift shop. Haven’t checked what the shipping is. Click to access.


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Lots of pictures, especially of Kate Middleton and background. Of course from my all time favorite newspaper, the U.K. “Daily Mail” — the best newspaper in the entire world. Click to access.


When I wrote about these evocative ceramic poppies on August 3 I did say that I would like to get one. Given the number involved, i.e., 888,246, I knew that at least some would be for sale. Well they are.

I told Deanna that I want one for my birthday. That should be nice.

This this, Wednesday, August 6, 2014 UPDATE that gives you a heads up that shipping to the U.S. will be expensive.


Today, August 4, Was Centenary Of British Involvement In WW I, Wednesday, August 6, Will Be 69th Anniversary of Hiroshima Atomic Bomb.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.
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by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
1/ Centenary of British involvement
>>WW I — July 3, 2014.
2/ NZ kicks of 100 year remembrance — Aug. 4, 2014

a/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
b/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.

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Click to access 'Wall Street Journal' coverage.

Click to access ‘Wall Street Journal’ coverage.


Kind of spooky, or at least a tad disconcerting, that two major anniversaries pertaining to two very different wars take place 2 days apart! Sobering.

Quite a long time ago I spend close to a year studying the whole ‘Manhattan Project‘ and the first two Atomic drops. Fascinating. Given my ultra-PRO Allied leanings I have no qualms about the two bombs. I do believe that it expedited the end of WW II. Period. Might even have saved lives. So, I don’t fret about it. I only have one nagging question in the back of my mind. Did the Allies shun away from using the Atomic option in Europe? Have you thought about that? Japan in every sense of the word is far removed from Europe. Could they have used in Berlin? We will never really know.

As far as I know Colonel Paul Tibbets, the HERO pilot of the ‘Enola Gay‘ had — or probably still has — relatives around here; i.e. New Hampshire Lakes Region. I knew someone who knew them. He had some ‘neat’ memorabilia, mainly signed pictures and paintings, from Paul Tibbets.

But, any way, August 6, 2014 — 69 years.

Remember.


Click to ENLARGE. The historic, iconic 'Enola Gay'.

Click to ENLARGE. The historic, iconic ‘Enola Gay’. From Wikipedia. Check it out. Beautiful plane. So phallic.


100 Year, Centenary, Anniversary Of British Commonwealth Involvement in WW I — August 4, 2014.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
1/ King George V’s ‘Great Silence’ proclamation … — July 9, 2013.
2/ Origins Of “Armistice Day” (a.k.a “Poppy Day”) — June 11, 2013.

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Please check dedicated ‘Red Poppy’ PAGE
above (↑↑) with tons of pictures and history.

Given our commitment for remembering and glorifying ‘Poppy Day‘,
my dedication to the British Commonwealth and my well known
pride in my British citizenship
IT is only right that I mark this anniversary
— though it is a sad one.

A terrible war.

5,525,000 dead on the Allied side, 888,246 British.

Sobering.

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This is QUITE THE memorial at the Tower of London. 888,246 ceramic poppies. I would LOVE to buy one of these. I will have to look into that. Click to access UK ‘Metro.co.uk’ coverage with some stunning photographs. Remember. Reflect. You do know that Hitler fought in WW I.


Thank YOU, Canada.
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Click to read how Canada entered The War the same day as Britain. Thank YOU, Canada.


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Click to access Wikipedia entry for WW I which explains how the War started on July 28, 1914 but how it was August 4, 1914 when Britain and our PROUD Commonwealth entered the fray. Remember.


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Click to access original — which you can see at full size. From the UK ‘Metro’ listed above. Dramatic.


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