medal; "France & Germany Star (1944-1945)"

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The France and Germany Star. It is a six–pointed star of yellow copper zinc alloy. The obverse of the star is comparable in design to the Gwalior Star from the campaign of 1843. The centre of the star is the Royal Cipher of King George VI, surmounted by a crown overlaid on a circlet which bears the title of the award ‘The France and Germany Star.’ The reverse of this medal is the same as other WWII Star campaign medals and plain, with no naming. The ribbon is made up of five equal stripes of (from left to right) blue, white, red, white and blue. These were chosen as being symbolic of the national colours of France, Netherlands, and the United Kingdom Union Flag. Being noted that Belgium is not represented in the colours of this ribbon.
The France and Germany Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for operational services in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany between June 6th, 1944 (D-Day) and the May 8th, 1945, the German surrender and end of active hostilities in Europe during World War Two.
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moulding:obverse:"G R J/ VI/ THE FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR" (curving round)
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Dimensions:0 - Whole:H 4.4cm (H 1 3/4")
Dimensions:W 3.8cm (W 1 1/2")
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