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    Dutch ODMs
    WW1 Victory medals of all countries
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  1. I noticed a UK CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the pictures. I checked the London Gazette as all recepients are published there. No US citizen (or General) with the name Edmondson is mentioned. Also, the ribbon is incorrect. I enclose a picture of the order as found in the belongings of Edmondson and a picture of the order with the correct ribbon. Another red flag. Regards Herman
  2. Please show us some nice detailed pictures when you have it in your possession. Could be a nice research topic for this forum. Regards Herman
  3. Okay, thanks for the reply. A one in a million find. Great medal. Regards Herman
  4. I am curious about that too! Or perhaps other items? Regards Herman
  5. Yeah, the France clasp together with the battle clasps is a no go for the WW1 Victory medal. But this is what you get 90 years after the regulations were written. Nowadays the credo with tge DoD is, the more bling the better...... I would remove the France clasp. But the choice is yours as you remember your granddad. Regards Herman
  6. I can just repeat what many collectors allready said. It's a great book and I am still reading and studying it today. Unfortunately for me not much PH's to photograph here in the Netherlands, so no meet and greet with the author. 😊 Regards to you Dave. Herman
  7. You nailed it.! ! Especially the lack of "World war I" on the box started the mix up. Not all military personell are experts on decorations. Some don't care at all. Thanks and regarde Herman
  8. Great story GIJoe. I hope you will receive them. Regards Herman
  9. Very interesting topic. Thanks for sharing. Herman
  10. All modern era. I see ribbons of awards instituted in the 80-ties. The maker stamping showing on some backsides is also current. Regards Herman
  11. And now back to the original question by GIJoe. I don't think there were additional conditions for this medal. I never read about a qualifying period (30 days?, 3 months?) or other stipulations. The medal itself was instituted in 1941. The veterans themselves could apply for the medal. As a lot of WW2 campaign medals were produced after WW2 due to material restrictions. So, I wonder when they actually received this medal? Perhaps someone else of our forum friends can answer this. Interesting question GIJoe. Oh and regarding the other discussion
  12. Thanks FFZFlyer, great info. Considering the numbers issued in WW2 to enlisted personell, a large monthly stipend was cancelled in 1949 by the Government. Regards Herman
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