Protecting King Charles Statue Against Air Raids, 1939. Original caption: Under Cover. The King Charles statue in Trafalgar Square is receiving protective covering in the form of numerous sandbags & corrugated iron. Photo shows: Air Raid Precautions for the King Charles statue at Trafalgar Square this morning, showing Nelson's Column in the background.
This summer, the Tower Of London will be surrounded by a sea of crimson. This installation, conceived by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, will commemorate each and every British or Colonial fatality from World War 1 by planting 888, 246 red ceramic poppies in a flowing sea around the tower.: