CHERBOURG, PORT DE LA LIBERATION, JUIN 1944 - JUIN 1954
piece whole: circle
piece obverse design : two Furies, one in the background holding a huge shield and aiming a javelin, one in the foreground holding a double-
edged sword above her head with both hands and striding forward in order to strike. Both have flowing hair and are dressed in neo-classical
robes. Both are moving from left to right.
piece obverse text: JUIN 1944 JUIN 1954 [& signed P. TURIN]
piece reverse design: Cherbourg coat-of-arms to the upper section of the medallion; map of Normandy showing the pincer movement of the 9th,
79th and 4th US Armoured Divisions towards the principal Allied landing site (denoted with arrows); German coastal defences (denoted as
small half circles with a gun barrel); the caissons of Mulberry harbour (to the north); three aeroplanes flying in from the west; four
ships (one of which is sinking) off Utah beach (which is marked as such) to the east; two parachutes landing inland from the eastern coast;
four regimental badges; a compass mark to the upper left.
piece reverse text: CHERBOURG PORT DE LA LIBERATION