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Medal of the Campaign (Patriot Medal) 1936-41
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Medal of the Campaign (Patriot Medal) 1936-41
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Circular bronze medal with integral small imperial Ethiopian crown suspension; the face with a portrait of Emperor Haile Selassie I in military uniform, an inscription in Amharic above, crossed curved swords and palm branches below; the reverse with the Amharic inscription ‘Hope established in faith is a proven instrument of victory’;  on replaced correct ribbon.

The Medal of the Campaign (Patriot Medal) was instituted by Emperor Haile Selassie I 30 November 1944, fourteenth anniversary of his coronation, for those Ethiopians who had remained within Ethiopia during the Italian invasion and occupation of 1935 to 1941 and who worked and fought to restore their country’s independence.

Ethiopia had maintained her independence for more than two thousand years when Italian forces invaded in 1935 and eventually took control, annexing the country in 1936.  In 1941 patriotic Ethiopian, British and Commonwealth troops liberated the country and Emperor Haile Selassie re-entered Addis Ababa in triumph on 5 May.

 

 
Medal of the Campaign (Patriot Medal) 1936-41
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Medal of the Campaign (Patriot Medal) 1936-41
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Medal of the Campaign (Patriot Medal) 1936-41
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