France - Medal of the Recompense of the French Red Cross, 1st type in silver 1940-1950

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Product ID: LMC/8148
Condition: Good very fine
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France - Medal of the Recompense of the French Red Cross, 1st type in silver 1940-1950

Condition: Good very fine

The French Red Cross did not come into being until 1940 when the Société Française de Secours aux Blessés Militaires, the Association des Dames Françaises and the Union des Femmes de France merged under a decree issued by Marshal Pétain. The first version of the medal of recompense was current from 1940 to 1950 when the present model replaced it. A good example.