British Campaign Medals, 1914-2000
This book surveys the medals awarded to British personnel for military service around the world and in two world wars. During the course of the twentieth century the role of Britain's forces changed considerably - from imperial conquest and peace-keeping to full-scale participation in two world wards, campaigns for the withdrawal from Empire and finally service as a prominent member of the United Nations and NATO. The campaign medals awarded for these military actions have become a popular field for collectors, since the majority of British awards were officially named, thus making it possible to research the military career of an individual or regiment. Collectors feel that the objects in their collection give them a vivid and personal link with the people and events of the past and with major incidents in Britain's military history.
- Paperback | 40 pages
- 149.4 x 212.9 x 4.3mm | 99.79g
- 21 Sep 2001
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Shire Publications
- London, United Kingdom
- colour and b&w illustrations
About Peter Duckers
Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallantry medals for many years and now specialises in awards to the Indian Army. He is a Fellow of the royal Asiatic Society, a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society, a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society, the Military Historical Society and the Indian Military Historical Society. He is Curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.
Table of contents
Collecting campaign medals; Basic terms; The Africa General Service Medal, 1902-56; The India General Service Medal, 1908-35; Awards for the First World War, 1914-18; General Service awards; Awards for the Second World War, 1939-45; Medals for the Korean War, 1951-3; The General Service Medal, 1962; The South Atlantic Medal, 1982; The Gulf Medal, 1990-1; UN and NATO awards; Mentions in Dispatches; Medal designers; Following up