Victory Medal 1914-1918, unnamed as issued, in France, 1918.
The Victory medal was awarded to all members of the French Armed Forces who served during the World War I.
The Allies resolved that, if they wished to issue a Victory Medal, it would share a common feature of a depiction of Victory on the obverse and a ribbon of red, yellow, green, blue and violet merged into a rainbow pattern. The other Allied countries that issued Victory medals were: Brazil, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Romania, Thailand, the Union of South Africa and the United States of America.
Bronze medal with ring mount for ribbon.
Figure of Victory standing facing with wings and arms spread upwards, her face also looks up; in her right hand she holds a palm branch and in her left a laurel wreath; below at right the artist's name, 'A. MORLON'.
At centre top, Cap of the French Republican, laureate with the letters R and F to the sides; below, 'LA GRANDE GUERRE POUR LA CIVILIZATION 1914 - 1918'.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
A. MORLON R F LA GRANDE GUERRE POUR LA CIVILIZATION 1914 - 1918.
Type of item
35 mm (Outside Diameter)
Round with loop and ribbon
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