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Predicate Object Collection of Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira, N2867 2016-08-09T00:00:00.000Z 1 2019-10-25T03:43:16.318Z 4D 55 Italian War Medal 1915-1918 (Medaglia Dell Guerra 1915-1918) This medal was instituted on 29 July 1920 and was awarded for participation in the 1st World War. It replaced a ribbon bar, introduced on 21 May 1916, which was awarded after 1 year service in a war zone. Additional war service years were indicated by a small silver star. In 1920 this ribbon was replaced by the medal and a number of bars are attached to the ribbon according to the recipients war service. These bars are covered with laurel leaves and bear either a service year between 1915 and 1918 or the word Albania, followed by a service year between 1916 and 1920. See following website for more information on Italy's WW1 Medals: Italian War Medal 1915-1918 , WW1 Medaglia Dell Guerra 1915-1918 medal with red, white & green ribbon obverse: helmeted head of King Victor Emanuel III; text around rim: GUERRA PER L'UNITA D'ITALIA 1915-1918 (War for the Unity of Italy) reverse: upright Victory standing on shields carried by two soldiers; text around rim: CONIATA NEL BRONZO NEMICO (made from enemy bronze) medal, campaign
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