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  1. You can use your browser translator to read in english ou language you want.
  2. In total, there were 87 days of fighting (July 9 to October 4, 1932 – with the last two days after the surrender of São Paulo), with a balance of 934 official deaths, though non-official estimates report up to 2,200 dead, and many cities in the state of São Paulo suffered damage due to fighting. Visit my website www.tudoporsaopaulo.com.br to gain acess of my 2 years research, full of pictures and period objects. Cheers, Ricardo
  3. :jumping: :jumping: :jumping: OMG!!!! HUMAITÁ IN SILVER w/ CROWN, AOS MAIS BRAVOS and RIACHUELO in silver!!! FANTASTIC!!!!! Thanks for posting!!!
  4. Nope. Can you send some link to me? Here´s the beautiful "Ordem da Rosa" offered to a VOLUNTÁRIO DA PATRIA during the war, and a higher grade exemplar...
  5. Hello Ulsterman, I´ll search for a extra ribbon for you...I´ll let you know... Thanks Lambert for the nice links!! ;)
  6. Hello azyeoman and Ulsterman, Thanks for kind replies. I´m negotiating some of the Paraguayan medals, and maybe will get a couple in near future Now some allied medals applied to brazilian troops... Argentina campaign medal, silver. Corrientes battle
  7. Hello Ulsterman, I´m glad that you enjoyed the post!! Before I show more medals, here´s two items I´m sure you´ll like A PII combat sword (Dom Pedro II) from war period... ...and a official volunteer shoulder insignia, made in CASA DA MOEDA, Rio de Janeiro.
  8. Passage of Humaitá Medal "On August 1, 1867 the Argentine general Bartolomé Mitre commanded the Brazilian imperial fleet to secure a passage through Curupaiti and Humaitá. On August 15, two divisions of five battleships passed without incident at Curupaiti, but artillery fire forced them to stop at Humaitá. This news caused conflict in the Allied high command. The Brazilian commanders determined that attacking the fortress from the river would be futile, and withdrew their fleet pending a land-based attack which began on August 18. From Tuiu-Cuê the allies headed north and took the villages of São Solano, Vila do Pilar and Tayi, and finally laid siege to Humaitá itself, isolating it from Asunción. In February 1868 Commander Joaquim José Inácio de Barros again ordered the fleet to cross the river by Humaitá, which was done on the 19th. There were few casualties and minimal damage to any of the ships. This was done four more times until the fortress fell on July 25 of that year. (Wikipedia)"
  9. Thanks for all your kind replies! This is the kind of collection you can´t plan. The opportunity to get a new medal may appear only once...but when it happens it´s a celebration day Let´s see some more medals... Forte de Coimbra Medal, a 1775 fortification located on Mato Grosso - scenario of a huge battle during the war when paraguayans invaded that region. Matto Grosso Medal - This is the "bloodiest" medal of the period. " Brazil sent an expedition to fight the invaders in Mato Grosso. A column of 2,780 men led by Colonel Manuel Pedro Drago left Uberaba in Minas Gerais in April 1865, and arrived at Coxim in December after a difficult march of more than two thousand kilometers through four provinces. But Paraguay had abandoned Coxim by December. Drago arrived at Miranda in September 1866 – and Paraguay had left once again. In January 1867, Colonel Carlos de Morais Camisão assumed command of the column, now with only 1,680 men, and decided to invade Paraguayan territory, where he penetrated as far as Laguna. The expedition was forced to retreat by the Paraguayan cavalry. Despite the efforts of Colonel Camisão's troops and the resistance in the region, which succeeded in liberating Corumbá in June 1867, Mato Grosso remained under the control of the Paraguayans. They finally withdrew in April 1868, moving their troops to the main theatre of operations, in the south of Paraguay. (Wikipedia)"
  10. www.tudoporsaopaulo.com.br - 1932 Brazil Constitutionalist Revolution

  11. War Merit Medal, with 6 de DEZEMBRO (Itororó Battle) Bar. Another exemplar:
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