Médaille commémorative de la Campagne d’Italie

France

Translation: Commemorative Medal for the Italian Campaign 1943-1944
Total awarded for WW II: unknown

This decoration was instituted on April 1st, 1953 to award all French personnel that took part in the Italian campaign.
The medal, made of bronze and silver-plated, is circular in shape with a wreath of laurels on the outer rim. The centre depicts the French cock surrounded by the inscription 'Corps Expeditonaire Français d'Italie 1943-1944'. The ribbon shows seven red and six white vertical stripes of even width.

 

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Picture source:   - France Phaleristique
Information source(s):   - Dorling H.T., Ribbons and Medals, Philip, London 1974
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