Remembrance Day: How the poppy pin divides opinion

Introduced in 1921 by the British Legion, the famous poppy pin is worn by some to remember the casualties of war. Nowadays public figures often face controversy if they choose not to wear one.

So why is this simple symbol so complicated?

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