France: Medal of the Recompense of the French Red Cross, Gold Grade, 2nd type, 1950 issue

£75.00
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Product ID: LMC/8150
Condition: Chip to the enamel of the bottom arm of the cross, Very fine
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France: Medal of the Recompense of the French Red Cross, Gold Grade, 2nd type, 1950 issue

Condition: Chip to the enamel of the bottom arm of the cross, 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.