The last of the poppies is planted: Thousands flock to Tower of London to see teenage cadet put the final ceramic flower in place as the nation falls silent to remember Britain's war dead

November 11, 2014 6:02 PM

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The final poppy has been planted at the Tower of London this morning, as the nation paid tribute to the millions of British servicemen who have died in conflict since the start of the First World War.

The 888,246th flower - representing the life of the 888,246th person who died in action during the Great War - was planted by 13-year-old cadet Harry Hayes, heralding the completion of the magnificent tribute, which has seen the Tower's moat progressively filled with a sea of crimson blooms.

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