Product Description: This World War I Biplane pin badge is made from lead-free pewter and is supplied on a pin with separate clasp. Biplanes were initially used for reconnaissance before being armed. The pin badge is mounted on an information card that has a colour image of British troops, an aircraft and a tank together with a red poppy on the front and has historical information about World War I trench warfare on the reverse.
Information: During world War I thousands of miles of parallel trenches were dug along the western front. Trench warfare was necessary because the power, speed and accuracy of the weapons on both sides would have made it impossible to fight a battle in the open. Various new weapons were introduced including hand grenades, poison gas, trench mortars, tanks and artillery barrages. These weapons caused the losses of millions of lives in the most bloody war the world has ever seen.