Last evening, the Tower of London’s dry moat was lit with around 10,000 torches to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Called Beyond The Deepening Shadow, the tribute will be repeated each night until the Remembrance Sunday.
— ITV News (@itvnews) November 4, 2018
Representatives from the armed forces and volunteers then used the flame to ignite the thousands of other torches staked into or placed on the ground underneath the tower.
Dick Harrold, governor of the Tower of London, added: “What is so special about it is it means many different things. The message with the sound is not focused so much on those that were lost, but those that were left behind, the bereaved and others who were affected by war.”
Twitter was flooded with pictures from the stunning spectacle:
Drummer Steven Brown from F Company @scots_guards was privileged to light flames in the @TowerOfLondon Moat for #Remembrance installation #BeyondTheDeepeningShadow The sound and light show runs every evening until 11th November and is free to view. #armistice100 pic.twitter.com/vlBU0k1PvY
— The Army in London (@ArmyInLondon) November 4, 2018
— Roger Highfield (@RogerHighfield) November 4, 2018
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,#WeWillRememberThem #TowerofLondon pic.twitter.com/Bmz2glev9B
— Barrister Banter 🤭 (@barristerbantz) November 4, 2018