|WW II '939 - 1945' Medal 004628|
WW II '1939 - 1945' Medal
Copper Alloy, 15.45 grams; 49.92. Obverse reads THE 1939 - 1945 STAR around a crowned central GRI/VI monogram. The 1939-1945 Star is the first in a series of eight campaign stars instituted in 1945 to recognise service in the Second World War. It was awarded for six months service in specified operational areas. Those whose service was shortened by death, injury or capture or who were awarded a decoration or mention in despatches also qualified for the medal. Very fine condition.