The 31st July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele. 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.
Designed by TMB Art Metal exclusively for The Royal British Legion.
Size - Dia: 1.6cm