When we think of the First World War we often try to imagine the terror that millions of brave young men faced in the trenches on a daily basis. It is truly unimaginable.
Sadly, none of these men are longer alive to tell their stories and the horrors they witnessed first-hand. However even now, 100 years later, we still find it fascinating to read real accounts from the men that were actually there and experienced the devastating conflict with their own eyes.
With this year marking the centenary since the outbreak of the First World War, our fascination has led us to become involved in a project that we are incredibly proud to have been a part of. Working alongside WWI expert and author, Richard van Emden, we have been able to bring together 12 of the last British veterans to have survived in a new collection that both shares their personal memories and commemorates all those that lived, fought and died in the Great War.
Britain’s Last Tommies Commemorative Collection
This brand new collection features the final memories from 12 of the last surviving soldiers of WWI. Each of the men have their own specially struck commemorative which has been fully plated in 24-carat gold and features a genuine photograph of each veteran as they were in their WWI uniform. Each one is also accompanied by an ID card, detailing their basic information.
Together they represent the last veterans to have been survivors of significant parts of the Great War. For example Benjamin Clouting, the last survivor to witness the first shot remembers:
“Everything was quiet; everyone was tense. We tied the horses’ reins round our wrists, while those too nervous to rest talked to each other in whispers.”
These men, along with their individual tales form the ultimate tribute – the Britain’s Last Tommies Commemorative Collection.
Starting with Jack Davis, who was the last surviving Kitchener volunteer, you are able to build a month-by-month collection, completing your 12th delivery with perhaps the most famous WWI veteran of them all – the very last survivor, Harry Patch. Each month you will receive a new Commemorative and Presentation Pack focused on one veteran.
We are offering you the chance to begin this unique new collection, paying tribute to the soldiers of the Great War.
But the good news doesn’t end there. With your second delivery you will receive your Britain’s Last Tommies collector’s album – absolutely FREE of charge, where you will be able to display your collection and keep it safe. You will also receive your personal Certificate of Authenticity, confirming your place within the strict 19,500 edition limit, which includes a foreword from the author, Richard van Emden.
To begin collecting and start discovering the fascinating stories from these 12 incredible men, then simply order your Jack Davis commemorative today.
Jack Davis, Last Surviving Kitchener Volunteer
(+ £3.99 p&p)
Your first Britain's Last Tommies Commemorative provides youwith an exclusive opportunity to build the completecollection of 12 Britain's Last Tommies Commemoratives. Wehave reserved the next commemorative for you and you willreceive it approximately a month after your first one. Youcan then decide to pay the Priority Collector's price of£29.99 (+ £3.99 p&p) and keep collecting or return yourdelivery at absolutely no cost without any furtherobligation.
- Metal: 24 Carat Gold-plated
- Diameter: 38.61mm, Weight: 27g
- Edition Limit: 19,500
(+ £3.99 p&p)