THE Royal British Legion has marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Passchendaele by producing a limited-edition poppy pin made using melted brass fuses from British shells fired during the battle.

Soil from the British frontline has been mixed with enamel paint on the charity’s pins, ensuring each and every one is unique and contains its own little piece of history.

Designed by TMB Art Metal to pay tribute to the fallen British soldiers from Passchendaele, the pins come in a lacquered wooden presentation box with a commemorative certificate detailing an individual British soldier whose life was lost during the 103 days of battle.

Also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, Passchendaele was one of the most significant clashes of the First World War and became infamous for the 60,083 British deaths and the torrential rain, which lead to horrific conditions and a quagmire of mud.

All profits raised from the sale of the pins goes directly to The Royal British Legion and its important work providing care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces, past and present, and their families.

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