Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day of the Eleventh Month

David writes…

One more way of trying to grasp – to gasp – the scale of the loss, the bloodshed, the death – those 888,246 poppies at the Tower of London represent.

Think of a really hefty paperback book. Some 540 pages of a paperback. Gone with the Wind. Or Dickens' Barnaby Rudge.

888,246 is the number of characters – as in individual letters and punctuation marks – there'd be in a 540 pages long paperback.

Each character - each letter, each comma - a human life, a death.

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