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Cornflower - Bleuet de France

From the Collection of Geelong RSL Sub Branch 50 Barwon Heads Road Belmont Victoria

Description
A Blue metal flower (cornflower) on a metal lapel pin.
Size
2.0 cm x 2.0 cm
Object Registration
GRSL218
Keywords
bleuet de france, poppy like flower
Historical information
The bleuet de France is the symbol used in France to finance War Veterans, very similar the the Poppy.
The bleuet de France is available for sale on 11 November and 08 May each year.
Similar to the poppy this flower continued to grow in land devastated by shelling and military activity.
When Made
Early 20th Century
Significance
This pin is an original.
Last updated
30 Dec 2017 at 3:07PM