Instituted jointly with the Dardanelles medal, 15th June 1926.
The Orient medal was for award to French participants of the
Salonika campaign ( 1915 - 1918 ) during the Great War.
bronze of 30mm diameter, the obverse depicting the helmeted
figure of "la Repubique" with the engravers signature "Georges Lemaire"
at 8 o'clock. Reverse; the view of a landscape framed by palm trees,
with flags, gun barrel and an anchor in the foreground. the nearest
flag bears the inscription HONNEUR ET PATRIE 1915 1918. The
suspension is formed from two palm fronds and a crescent moon.
Ribbon; Light blue with three yellow stripes.