Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Antique Trader Books (November 1, 1996)
Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.9 x 0.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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Medal collectors and military history enthusiasts will find this book to be a useful source of reference. It describes most of the British Army Campaign Medals which were struck and issued between 1793 and the present and provides an interesting synopsis of the campaigns which were fought and the histories associated with each medal. Finally the book is nicely illustrated and contains photographs of some very fine specimens. A first class buy.
This book is poorly researched. Its missing The Air Crew Europe Star from WW2- a puzzling omission being its the rarest of all the WW2 Stars. Colour pictures of the Ribands is not good- dont rely on these colours!. Not enough background on the medals and what the colours on the Ribands represent. No mention as to why there are only 2 WW1 stars (they were not issued after 1915 as the soldiers were all considered to be 'conscripts' and not worthy of a Star) etc. A very basic book- for raw beginners only!
Great book on British Medals
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