VINTAGE WW2 THE FRANCE & GERMANY STAR AUSTRALIA BRITISH WAR MEDAL

$55.00

7 in stock

Description

Original France & Germany Star as awarded. 38mm wide bronze six-pointed faceted star with lateral loop for ribbon suspension; the face with the crowned cipher of King and Emperor George VI centrally within a stippled ring inscribed ‘THE FRANCE & GERMANY STAR’; the reverse plain; age toned; on correct campaign ribbon.

Please note: As we have a number of these original medals, we will be sending you a medal in a similar condition to the one photographed. However there may be some minor differences to the example photographed, however be rest assured we will selecting the best example(s) for you which we have available.

The France and Germany Star was granted for operational service on land in France, Belgium, Holland or Germany after the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944 until 8 May 1945, the date of the end of active hostilities in Europe.

Design

The six–pointed star is yellow copper zinc alloy. The obverse has a central design of the Royal and Imperial cypher, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The France and Germany Star’.

Stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse.

Ribbon

The ribbon has stripes of red, white and blue that represent the colours of the Union Flag, France and the Netherlands.

Clasp

The Atlantic clasp was issued for the France and Germany Star.

Regulations only allow one clasp to be worn with the Star. When the ribbon is worn alone a silver rosette ribbon emblem is worn to denote the award of a clasp to the medal.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 10 × 6 × 3 cm

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