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Portuguese Medals for Southern Angola, 1914 - 15

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I am seeking info regarding the Portuguese Campaign Commemorative Medals and their bars for the military operations in southern Angola in the period 1914 - 15. These operations were mainly against German operstions into Angola.

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Hi,

Here's a picture of the campaign medal and the "Sul de Angola 1914-15" bar.

Regards,

Hendrik

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Nice medal he was certainly fully occupied during the Great War.

Paul

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I am seeking info regarding the Portuguese Campaign Commemorative Medals and their bars for the military operations in southern Angola in the period 1914 - 15. These operations were mainly against German operstions into Angola.

Although the formal declaration of war between Portugal and Germany occurred just in 9 March 1916, the battles among the two empires started at the same time that the British declared war on Germany.

So de facto Portugal entered the war (in Africa and at Sea) not in 1916 but at the very same moment that the war begun ( in Europe).

The Angola campaign was the first against the German Empire in Africa, and last from 1914 to late 1915.

So, the main bars for major campaigns are:

-“Angola 1914-1915”

-“Congo 1914-1915”

-“Cuanhama 1915”

The secondary bars for wounded personal in single engagements and battles are:

-“ Naulila and date”

-“Tchipelongo and date”

-“Mongua and date”

-“Cacimba da Mongua and date”

-“Chana da Mula and date”

-“Inhaca and date”

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To end, a ultra ultra rare exemple from the "Chana da Mula" skirmish.
Those bars are quite rare to find, all of them has the maker mark in the reverse, so impossible to forge, fortunately for us collecters.



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Wow! thanks for the info. However I notice that there are Bronze, Silver and Gold medals - am I correcvt? What is the difference?

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Has described in the web site "medailes 14 18" , the diference in metals are just to denote the ranking of the awarded person.

Tenete-Coronel to Marechal , Gold medal and bars


Alferes to Tenente-Coronel (not included) - Silver


Soldado to Alferes (not icluded)- cooper


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Some may say something about this medal? This type I have met only once.

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