Medal, Italian Campaign (1943-44)

An Italian Campaign Medal 1943-1944 (Medaille de la Campagne d'Italie 1943-1944). The obverse features the Gallic cockerel at the centre and and a bound laurel wreath at the edge. " CORPS EXPEDITIONNAIRE FRANCAIS D'ITALIE 1943-1944 " is marked around the cockerel. The revere features the inscription " CEF REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE " within a bound laurel wreath. The thin vertically striped red and white ribbon is attached to the medal with a simple suspension ring through a laterally pierced barrel shaped suspender.
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This medal was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of the large collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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