Object details

Category
Decorations and awards
Related period
Second World War (association)
Materials

Medal: metal

Ribbon: textile

Dimensions

whole: Depth 5 mm, Height 88 mm, Width 38 mm

Catalogue number
OMD 3283

Object associations

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