For a limited time only, the Passchendaele 100 Poppy Lapel Pin comes with an Augmented Reality experience. Scan the new specially designed plinth in the Passchendaele box with the free Blippar app for smartphone and tablet and you’ll unlock even more stories of just some of those who served in this infamous battle.
Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, this battle became infamous for the 60,083 British deaths and the torrential rain which lead to a quagmire of mud. These stunning poppy pins have been designed to pay tribute to each one of the fallen British soldiers from the Battle of Passchendaele.
Made from British brass artillery shell fuses found on the battlefields sites, each pin contains earth recovered from the fields and mixed with red and green enamel. These commemorative Poppy Pins possess the very essence of the battlefields that the brave men fought upon, died upon and many still lie at peace beneath.
Every pin comes in a lacquered wooden presentation box with a Certificate of Authenticity and a Commemorative Certificate detailing a British soldier whose life was lost 100 years ago during the 103 day of the Battle of Passchendaele . Each pin is engraved with ‘YPRES 1917’ on the reverse.
Minor surface imperfections and flaws may exist in the Passchendaele 1917 Poppies due to the use of century old ex-battlefield metal, but such only adds to the item’s character, individuality and charm.
The brass artillery shell fuses used as donor metal for these poppies were examined and determined to have detonated, no longer contain explosive and to be completely inert. However, much of the war material found on the battlefields of France and Belgium remains ‘live’ and potentially harmful, and it’s often difficult to determine which is safe and which is not. The strongly recommended option, therefore, is to look and photograph - but to not touch!
Designed by TMB Art Metal exclusively for The Royal British Legion.
Size - Dia: 1.6cm
Scan the new specially designed plinth in the Passchendaele box with the free Blippar app from the Apple and Android stores, and bring to life more stories of those who served in this infamous battle.
Hear from Sister Kate Luard, who treated soldiers on the frontline, Captain Noel Chavasse, who was posthumously awarded his second VC for this gallant efforts at Passchendaele, Private Arthur Roberts, who survived the conflict and went on to play banjo in a Legion dance band and a host of others as their letters home are read by voice over artists. You’ll also learn of the lives and loves they left behind to play their part in the Great War, and what those who returned home experienced in its aftermath.