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Italian Medal
« on: Wednesday 18 June 08 20:32 BST (UK) »
I have an Italian Medal - still in it's box - which belonged to my grandfather who was in the Sherwood Foresters during WW1.  Can anyone tell me what it was for?

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Re: Italian Medal
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 18 June 08 21:08 BST (UK) »


Any chance you can tell us what it looks like  c-side ??

Or give us some details that would give people a chance to help you ? maybe your grandfathers name or any family stories you may have heard !!  :)

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Re: Italian Medal
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 18 June 08 22:53 BST (UK) »
Sorry, Annie, I should have done that in the first place.

It's about the size of a pre-decimal penny and much the same colour.  One side has three heads on it and the date 1918.  The other side has three shields with crowns on the top and lances beside them - one shield looks as though it has the Union Jack on it.  Underneith the shields are the words
NELLA FEDE FRATELLI E NELLA VITTORIA ----- ARMATA ALTIPIANI.

The trouble is I have never heard any stories about this - didn't even know it existed until my mother died and I acquired family bible, old photos and grandad's medals.

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Re: Italian Medal
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 18 June 08 23:35 BST (UK) »
Hello C,

It sounds like it is the Armata Altipiani Medal 1918.
It was a commemorative souvenir of the Battle of the Piave, 15th to 24th June 1918 apparently.

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Re: Italian Medal
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 June 08 23:48 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Phil.

I have never heard of this battle - must do research.

C

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Re: Italian Medal
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 18 June 08 23:52 BST (UK) »

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the Armata Altipiani Medal, 1918 it is not an official medal but was otherwise struck by the Italian authorities as a commemorative souvenir of the Battle of the Piave, 15th-24th June, 1918. The British participation in the battle, principally involved the 23rd (Northern) Division, and the 48th (South Midland) Division, who were situated upon the Asiago Plateau !

I'm trying to get a picture ... to see if it's the same one !! ::)

Edit ........ Phil ... stop typing so fast ... you're too speedy for me !! :D

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Re: Italian Medal
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 18 June 08 23:58 BST (UK) »


does this work ??

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Re: Italian Medal
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 19 June 08 00:24 BST (UK) »
Certainly is - minus the safety pin!

Thanks Annie

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Re: Italian Medal
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 19 June 08 02:10 BST (UK) »


90 years this week !

http://www.1914-1918.net/BATTLES/bat1_italy.htm

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