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British War Medal BWM World War 1 Medal Miniature

Miniature £13.00 (Inc. Vat)

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British War Medal BWM World War 1 Medal Miniature

Date: 1919

Branch of Service: British and imperial forces.

This medal was instituted to record the successful conclusion of the First World War, but it was later extended to cover the period 1919–20 and service in mine-clearing at sea as well as  participation in operations in North and South Russia, the eastern Baltic, Siberia, the Black Sea and Caspian.

Ribbon: Orange watered centre with stripes of white and black at each side and borders of royal blue.

Description: (Obverse) the uncrowned left-facing profile of King George V by Sir Bertram Mackennal. (Reverse) St George on horseback trampling underfoot the eagle shield of the Central Powers and a skull and cross-bones, the emblems of death. Above, the sun has risen in victory. The figure is mounted on horseback to symbolise man’s mind controlling a force of greater strength than his own, and thus alludes to the scientific and mechanical appliances which helped to win the war.

Nil

Mention in Despatches (MiD) bronze oak leaves (pre 1920)

Cannot be engraved

Additional information

INFO

This medal was instituted to record the successful conclusion of the First World War, but it was later extended to cover the period 1919–20 and service in mine-clearing at sea as well as participation in operations in North and South Russia, the eastern Baltic, Siberia, the Black Sea and Caspian. Some 6,500,000 medals were awarded in silver, but about 110,000 in bronze were issued mainly to Chinese, Indian and Maltese personnel in labour battalions. It was originally intended to award campaign clasps, but 79 were recommended by the Army and 68 by the Navy, so the scheme was abandoned as impractical. The naval clasps were actually authorised (7 July 1920) and miniatures are known with them, though the actual clasps were never issued.

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