Orient Medal
 Medaille d'Orient

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.
      Description; 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.



French Orient Medal - Salonika 1915  1918  Medaille d'Orient


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