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'The war to end all wars'

BOVINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04:  Members of the Great War Society living history group dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment stand under a shower of a million poppy flowers representing the dead during a World War One centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum, Bovington on August 4, 2014 in England. Monday August 4, 2014  marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day.  (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) 505247523

BOVINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 04: Members of the Great War Society living history group dressed as 4th Battalion the Middlesex Regiment stand under a shower of a million poppy flowers representing the dead during a World War One centenary ceremony at the Tank Museum, Bovington on August 4, 2014 in England. Monday August 4, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Great Britain's declaration of war on Germany. In 1914 British Prime Minister Herbert Asquith announced at 11 pm that Britain was to enter the war after Germany had violated Belgium neutrality. The First World War or the Great War lasted until 11 November 1918 and is recognised as one of the deadliest historical conflicts with millions of causalities. A series of events commemorating the 100th anniversary are taking place throughout the day. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) 505247523

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To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, members of the Great War Society, dressed as the 4th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment, stand under a shower of a million poppies Monday in Bovington, England. Fourteen million people from 28 countries died over four years of the war. The poppy is an enduring symbol that inspired the poem by Canadian Maj. John McCrae in 1915: In Flanders fields the poppies blow between the crosses, row on row . . .

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