The Marne Medal
Médaille de la Marne
Created 21st August 1937 by Capitan Chrissement, the founder
of the Marne combatant veterans association for award to the
veterans of the two tumultuous Marne struggles of September 1914 and
July to August 1918. Like the many other French WW1 battle/campaign
commemoratives, the medal is unofficial but widely collected.
The medal; circular, bronze, 32 mm diameter. Obverse depicts the
head and shoulders of Jeanne- d'Arc holding a sword with the
inscription LA MARNE, with the flags of the allied countries in the
background. Reverse; a wreath containing the inscription "1914
SOLDAT DE LA MARNE 1918. The uniface integral suspension
depicts a horizontal Lictor's bundle with oak leaves under.
Ribbon; green, with three white bordered red stripes positioned at
the centre and the edges.