Torches draw thou­sands

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HUGE crowds flocked to the Tower of Lon­don last night to wit­ness a sea of light from 10,000 flam­ing torches fill­ing the mon­u­ment’s dry moat.

So many queued to see the trib­ute to sol­diers who died dur­ing the First World War that some blocked lo­cal traf­fic. The com­mem­o­ra­tion, en­ti­tled Be­yond the Deep­en­ing Shadow is – like 2014’s in­stal­la­tion of ce­ramic pop­pies at the Tower – the work of distin­guished stage de­signer Tom Piper.

It takes 100 vol­un­teers 50 min­utes to light, and is ac­com­pa­nied by choral mu­sic and lines from war poet Mary Bor­den’s Son­nets to a Sol­dier.

Crowds queued for four to five hours to see the torches in the Tower’s moat

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