whole : description : MODEL
piece : obverse design : Marshal Ferdinand Foch and Georges Clemenceau, joint busts, left profile. Foch is in uniform and Clemenceau has
his arms folded. Design executed in high relief
piece : exergue : "1918"
piece : reverse design : tablet, with ornate double curved upper edge, inscribed "'LE CITOYEN GEORGES CLEMENCEAU PRESIDENT DU CONSEIL
MINISTRE DE LA GUERRE LE MARECHAL FOCH ONT BIEN MERITE DE LA PATRIE' [LOI DU 17 NOV. 1918]". Behind the tablet a sword and fasces and
around the edge of the piece a laurel wreath
incomplete word and triangular mark
Association - person: Foch was appointed Supreme Generalissimo of Allied Forces on the Western Front in April 1918. He
mounted the counter-offensive to the Germans on 15 July and followed this up in August with the operations that led to the German request
for an armistice in November. A W Palmer, see Documentation, writes of Clemenceau 'His indomitable courage kept France together under the
severe blows of March 1918, and enabled him to lead the country to victory the following November'