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    DescriptionBritish Military Medals traces the history of medals and gallantry awards from Elizabethan times to the modern day and it features an expert account of their design and production. Campaign and gallantry medals are a key to understanding - and exploring - British and Imperial military history, and to uncovering the careers and exploits of individual soldiers. For over 200 years these awards have marked the wars, campaigns and battles fought by British and Imperial forces across the world.In this accessible and wide-ranging account, Peter Duckers provides a fascinating insight into the origins and long tradition of these awards. His work is a guide for collectors and for local and family historians who want to learn how to use medals to discover the history of military units and the experiences of individuals who served in them. Medals are a link with the men and women who were actually present in some of the famous - and not so famous - actions in British military history. They convey the excitement of a direct connection with the past.In a series of succinct and well-organized chapters the author explains how medals originated, to whom they were awarded and how the practice of giving medals has developed over the centuries. From the earliest medals of Elizabethan times up to those awarded in the present day, medals have much to tell us about the life histories of their recipients and the armed forces in which they served.

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    British Military Medals
    A Guide for the Collector and Family Historian
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Peter Duckers
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    ISBN 13: 9781844159604
    ISBN 10: 1844159604

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ANT
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.9
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: AO
    BIC subject category V2: JWTU
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027130
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24260
    DC22: 355.1342
    BIC subject category V2: WCF
    BISAC V2.8: ANT011000
    LC classification: CJ
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ANT024000
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: WCF, JWT
    Illustrations note
    100 Colour Illustrations
    Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Pen & Sword Military
    Publication date
    01 March 2010
    Publication City/Country
    South Yorkshire