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the official online charity and gift shop
of The Royal British Legion
Discover The Poppy Shop's Summer Collection ranging from our new range dedicated to the Cenotaph Centenary to our latest clothing range featuring a new navy polo shirt and Emma Bridgewater bag.Shop Collection
The first Cenotaph, made in wood and plaster, was constructed in Whitehall 1919. It was designed to last only a week but it created such a strong focus for Remembrance for mourning for "The Glorious Dead" of the First World War that a permanent memorial was sought. This was commisioned by David Lloyd George and designed by British architect Edwin Landseer Lutyens.
Now, 100 years on from its unveiling on Peace Day July 1919, we have created a jewellery collection inspired by its wreath and those who laid respect each year. Simple and evocative tributes that can be worn every day.
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On the morning of the 6th June 1944, Allied soldiers found themselves far from home on the beaches of Normandy. They were part of the biggest amphibious operation in history, an operation that was to change the future of Europe. D-Day took months of planning and preparation and the conditions for success needed to be perfect, – from the need for absolute secrecy to the requirement for the right tide.
On the 6th June, the courage, skill and tenacity of tens of thousands of Allied troops fought by sea, air and land to ensure that a foothold was secured. It was this foothold that would become the jumping point for the liberation of Western Europe.
For 2019, to mark the 75th anniversary of the historic D-Day landings, The Royal British Legion wishes to remember those whose service and sacrifice liberated millions more with our new D-Day 75 Lapel Pin made in homage to those who sacrificed all in The Battle of Normandy.
The very heart of each enamel Poppy is made with real sand collected by hand from Arromanches,part of the Gold Beach landing area.Each rhodium plated pin comes in a D-Day 75 box presented with a commemorative certificate dedicated to a fallen soldier from The Battle of Normandy.
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