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Pressed Poppies Picked on the Battlefield by WWI Soldier and Sent Home to Lover Unearthed for First Time

Posted by admin on Feb 19, 2014

A mysterious scrapbook of pressed flowers that a soldier sent to his sweetheart while he was fighting in the First World War has come to light. The book belonged to a woman named only as Lizzie and was used by her to keep flowers that her soldier boyfriend sent home from the battlefield.

The man, who is referred to as ‘Bert’ sent the cuttings to the young woman by post while he fought in the war from 1917 to 1919.

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