Please do not reproduce without permission from Puke Ariki.
Contact images@pukeariki.com for more information. Order images online here.

Object Detail


A 1939-1945 War Commemorative Medal (Medaille Commemorative de la Guerre de 1939-1945). The irregularly shaped hexagonal bronze medal features a cross of Lorraine with a Gallic cockerel in the foregrounds standing on a chain. " REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE GUERRE 1939 1945 " surrounding a small laurel branch is marked on the reverse. The medal is attached to a wide pale blue ribbon edged with green stripes edged with red and a central column of red 'v's'. " LIBERATION " is marked on a white metal bar attached to the ribbon.
Media/Materials
Subject Category
Subject Place
Subject Person
Credit Line
This medal was donated to Taranaki Museum as part of the large collection made by prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
Accession No
A74.910

 Share


Can you help us? Click ‘Add Comment’ to share names, details and stories to help enrich the collection.


Be the first to comment.