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As part of my World War One collection, sweetheart brooches have become both fascinating and interesting and depict the positive approach and attitude that the general population showed to their serving soldiers.

I am of the opinion that this often neglected aspect forms an integral part to my collection as often the loved ones back home are forgotten.

The wearing of these brooches indicated the population's support and contribution to the war effort.

Sweetheart Brooches can be regarded as costume jewellery designed for a specific purpose and usually have a military theme.

The badge of the organisation or regiment would be worn as a brooch to show the support back home for those serving in the various theaters and campaigns of the First World War.

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