POPPYPHOTO1AN amateur photographer has created a limited-edition print of the famous poppy display at the Tower of London to raise money for Blesma, The Limbless Veterans and the Royal British Legion.

Mark Bentley, a security officer from Stevenage with a passion for photography and military history, visited London on Remembrance Day last year and took the photo at dawn before joining the Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph.

The photograph – titled Armistice Dawn (right) – has been limited to 1,914 prints to mark the year the First World War began. All profits from the sales of the photograph will go to charity.

Mark said: “One of the provoking thoughts I had while at the Tower of London and viewing the poppies at dawn, was the soldiers waiting for an attack on what was the last day of the war, and then hearing about the ceasefire later in the morning. I wanted to do my bit in some way and this seemed like the perfect way to do so.”

Blesma, The Limbless Veterans is the national charity for all limbless Servicemen and women, their widows and dependants. It was formed in the years following the First World War and became a national charity in 1932.

To view and purchase the photo, visit www.expressive-art.co.uk/item.php?id=723

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