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FRANCE. COLONIAL FORCES TRIBUTE MEDAL, 1918.

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Description
POUR LA FRANCE over banners, marching hordes of colonial soldiers, African, Indo-Chinese, Pacific islanders, West Indians. Rev Massive listing of colonies offering troops. By J.P. Legastelois. Paris Mint, Bronze, 68mm. Olive patina. Unlisted in the Collection Générale today. Marseilles National Colonial Exposition Medal, 1922. Arab North African, Indochinese, Black African soldiers, Cambodian dancer and 7-headed cobra, landmarks, POUR LA PLUS GRAND FRANCE. Rev Marseilles skyline, awarded to JOSE SILBERT. Red-tan, struck by Janvier Duval. 2 pieces. Use of colonial soldiers exacerbated German racial thinking including that of a young Corporal, Adolf Hitler.

Provenance: From an important Greenwich, CT estate.
Condition
About Uncirculated condition.
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FRANCE. COLONIAL FORCES TRIBUTE MEDAL, 1918.

Estimate $250 - $350Nov 11, 2017
Starting Price $150
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