Special Offers Recent Additions Sold Archive
  Top » Catalog » Orders & Medals » Japan & Associated States » JP184 My Account  |  Cart Contents  |  Checkout   
Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.
Advanced Search
China Incident War Medal, 1937-1945, pendant only
[JP184]
Quantity Available: 1
£15
China Incident War Medal, 1937-1945, pendant only
Click to enlarge

Circular light bronze medal, pierced for claw suspension; the face with a radiant chrysanthemum above a yata-no-karasu (mythical giant red crow) on crossed army and navy flags; the reverse with mountains, clouds and waves drawn in classical Chinese symbolic style and inscribed with characters ‘China Incident’; lacking suspension and ribbon.

The Medal was created on 27 July 1939, amended in 1944 and abolished in 1946. The mountains, clouds and waves are representative of northern China, central China and the Yellow Sea as the medal was awarded to Japanese military leaving for China which had been invaded and partly occupied by Japanese forces. As war was never declared, the Japanese referred to the large-scale hostilities with great delicacy as an ‘incident’.

 
China Incident War Medal, 1937-1945, pendant only
Click to enlarge
         

Site by GoodAnswers