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UK, 2008 Medallic Medal, Commemorating "THE END OF THE FIRST WARLD WAR" Issued by the Royal Mint.

£16.00
MARKING THE 90TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR.
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In the years following the first World War, the poppy became and international symbol of remembrance, During the 1914 - 18 conflict, the sight of poppies growing on the battlefields of France and Belgium became commonplace, for they thrived in disturbed soil that was often in abundance after periods of heavy shelling. John McCrae's poem 'In Flanders' Fields' which first appeared in punch magazine in 1915, highlighted the significance of the poppy and ensured its lasting association with those who have died in battle.

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