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Medal of the Veterans of 1870-1871 (Médaille des Veterans de 1870-1871) with ‘1870-1871’ bar
[FRS297]
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Medal of the Veterans of 1870-1871 (Médaille des Veterans de 1870-1871) with ‘1870-1871’ bar
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Gilt metal medal in the form of a trophy of arms with loop for ribbon suspension decorated with laurel and oak leaves; the face with a trophy of military and naval arms imposed on standards above a blue enamel ribbon inscribed in gilt letters ‘OUBLIER…JAMAIS!’ (Never forget); the reverse plain; on original ribbon mounted for wear with button by Gatty of Rue Rambuteau 38, Paris.

A national society of retirees who were veterans of the 1870-1871 war against Prussia (Germany) was founded on 1 January 1893 by Commandant Charet and met with great success.

The ‘1870-1871’ bar signifies that this example was for a veteran of the conflict and the enamel ribbon is of superior quality to the standard all-gilt insignia.

 
Medal of the Veterans of 1870-1871 (Médaille des Veterans de 1870-1871) with ‘1870-1871’ bar
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Medal of the Veterans of 1870-1871 (Médaille des Veterans de 1870-1871) with ‘1870-1871’ bar
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Medal of the Veterans of 1870-1871 (Médaille des Veterans de 1870-1871) with ‘1870-1871’ bar
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Medal of the Veterans of 1870-1871 (Médaille des Veterans de 1870-1871) with ‘1870-1871’ bar
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Medal of the Veterans of 1870-1871 (Médaille des Veterans de 1870-1871) with ‘1870-1871’ bar
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