medal; "Victory Medal 1914-1919"

Description
Medal showing the winged figure of Victory on the front of the medal and on the back, it says 'The Great War for Civilisation 1914-1919’. The ribbon colours represent the combined colours of the Allied nations, with the rainbow additionally representing the calm after the storm. The ribbon consists of a double rainbow with red at the centre. It represents the combined colours of the Allied nations, with the rainbow additionally representing the calm after the storm. Has original envelope with it.
To qualify, an individual had to have entered a theatre of war (an area of active fighting), not just served overseas. Their service number, rank, name and unit were impressed on the rim. In a wooden display box with Perspex top.
Approximately 5.7 million Victory Medals were issued.
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Department
Measurement type, part and reading
Dimensions:0 - Whole:L 9.6cm (L 3 3/4")
Documentation
James Fitz Morris: Polmont's First World War Fighter Ace; Geoff Bailey; Falkirk Museums Callendar House Callendar Park, Falkirk; Archaeologist; active 1984-2017; 2004; Calatria
Accession number
2007-015-006

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