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Giant wave of poppies cascade onto the Hoe

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Part of the poppy sculpture featuring nearly 900,000 ceramic flowers that was displayed at the Tower of London has gone on show in Plymouth.

So far, the poppies have been seen on tour by more than 2.7 million people. Credit: ITV West Country

The 'Poppies: WAVE' project, is being installed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Plymouth Naval Memorial until November.

Artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper are set to unveil their poignant sculpture today (22 August).

The display will be open to the public to enjoy from Wednesday 23 August until Saturday 19 November.

Credit: ITV West Country
Credit: ITV West Country

The work represents the number of frontline deaths in the First World War.

Wave is one of two sculptures taken from the installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red – poppies and original concept by the same artists.

It was originally put up at the Tower of London in 2014 where 888,246 poppies were displayed, one for every British or Colonial life lost at the Front during the First World War.

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