design : warrior, male, lying, laureate head to right, upon a classical altar, his body covered by a flag. To the right a helmeted woman,
Gallia, standing facing left by the side of the altar, holding the flag with her right hand and supporting a sword, point grounded, with
her left. At the base of the altar a small trophy of arms, including classical helmet, képi, cuirassier's helmet, sword, rifle and palm. In
the background a screen of laurel leaves
First World War medal by Edouard Pierre Blin (1877-1946) commemorating the French war dead. This decorous tribute,
couched in terms of classical allusion and the sinuous refinements of the art nouveau style strains to express the real tragedy of its
subject matter and is in massive contrast to the stark and troubling German medallic tributes to the victims of war.