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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