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Cross of the Voluntary Military Services, 1st type, III class (Croix des Services Militaires Volontaires, 1er type, IIIème classe), miniature
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Cross of the Voluntary Military Services, 1st type, III class (Croix des Services Militaires Volontaires, 1er type, IIIème classe), miniature
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Small miniature bronze Maltese cross with laurel wreath between the arms on laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with a central octagonal medallion bearing the helmeted head of a soldier facing left and inscribed ‘REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE’; the reverse with a central octagonal medallion inscribed ‘SERVICES MILITAIRES VOLONTAIRES’; diameter 13.19mm (0.52 inch); on original ribbon with wire loop top bar for suspension. The award was created on 13 May 1934 and intended to recompense those who were not full-time military but who served in the voluntary reserves of the armed forces and were liable to call-up in times of war. The award was discontinued in 1957, being superseded by the Mérite Militaire but was reinstated in 1975. This example is an early one of the first type. The Cross is rare in miniature.

 
Cross of the Voluntary Military Services, 1st type, III class (Croix des Services Militaires Volontaires, 1er type, IIIème classe), miniature
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Cross of the Voluntary Military Services, 1st type, III class (Croix des Services Militaires Volontaires, 1er type, IIIème classe), miniature
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Cross of the Voluntary Military Services, 1st type, III class (Croix des Services Militaires Volontaires, 1er type, IIIème classe), miniature
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