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The oldest surviving poppy from the bloody battlefields of the First World War has emerged for sale almost 100 years after it was first picked.<br />
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The vivid red flower was taken from the front-line trenches of Arras in northern France by 17-year-old British soldier Private Cecil Roughton in 1916.<br />
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The poppy is thought to be the oldest in Britain and one of only two that survived from the First World War.<br />
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It is expected to sell for £1,000 when it goes under the hammer at Duke's Auctioneers in Dorchester, Dorset.