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Collector's Guide To British Army Campaign Medals

Here's a complete reference that will appeal to collectors of militaria, or anyone interested in world or military history. Fascinating glimpses of the British Empire unfold in this detailed study of medals awarded to British Army troops over more than two centuries. Covers military battles and campaigns waged from 1791 through the Gulf War.

Hardcover: 160 pages

Publisher: Antique Trader Books (November 1, 1996)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0930625641

ISBN-13: 978-0930625641

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!

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