Poppy Field - Visualization of war
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
Colonel John McCrae,
from In Flanders Fields 1915
This is an interesting site.
Poppy Field is an independent project that reflects on human life lost to war. In this interactive, the poppies represent the war, their stem begins at the year the war started. You can click on a poppy and see how long the war lasted, which countries were involved and how many fatalities. On the page with the poppies, you can sort by country, duration, or number of fatalities. The colors that make up the poppies reflect the countries involved.
This site was created for the 100th anniversary of World War 1.
I came across this yesterday, and thought it was just as appropriate for Memorial Day, a day to remember those who gave their lives in active military service. All gave some, some gave all to fight for our rights and freedoms.
View the site here …. it's worth spending a bit of time there.