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  1. Hello guys, I have just bought so called Shedwan medal. Shedwan is a small rocky island in Red Sea. Egyptian army has there some radar and a small unit to guard it. On January 22nd, 1970 Israeli forces atacked the island and battle took 36 hours. Egypt lost 70 men and Israel 50. Egypt has issued a medal to commemorate the event. It must have been soon atfter that because the name of state, flag and state symbols were in use till 1971. I dont read Arabic and in such cases I use a service of my tobacconist , who is a Palestinian. He says that inscription on the avers means Shedwan , the upper inscription on the revers is United Arab Republic and lower inscription means something like " in memory of" or "commemorating Shedwan". I would appreciate if somebody can give more informations, for example who and when established the medal, what is the full official name etc. The seller insits, that only 100 pieces was produced, what would make this medal extremply rare. Jan
  2. Hello, I was lucky and got at least two ribbons . Jan
  3. It was quite normal that foreigners who received medals on the triangular ribbon changed it to be able to wear the medal together with other medals they had. Sometimes they could not get the matching ribbon so they could use another one, not quite appropriate.
  4. As interest a diploma of Commemorative Medal 1912-1913 War for the same man, dated the same day.
  5. And the diploma. Note No. 15219 dated 1939. It means that majority of medals was awarded during WW2.
  6. Hello, this medal was awarded also to people who did not participate directly in war activities. In this case the ribbon has central white strip. Medals for next of kin have central black strip. Medals were produced in Germany (thickness 2,8mm) and Swizerland (thickness 3,6mm). Some small quantity was produced localy by co Berge Kerestedzhiev, Sofia. Jan
  7. Hello, I am not sure whether O/O Leopold II. from time of Congo state is already somewhere on this forum, but I would like to add some pictures from my little Belgian collection. The officer
  8. I did not buy it, because the author is my brother . But people here are buying like hell. The book contains pictures of all existing badges, every with detailed English description. Also pictures of many award documents, which were never published before. And a list of producers with their marks, etc. etc. Jan
  9. Thanks for pictures. Dont you know, where to buy it? Jan
  10. hello, I have several Egyptian medals without ribbons. Can somebody help me to obtain following ones?
  11. An interesting history. When she is rebuild into a museum, certainly a lot of tourists would be attracted.
  12. Czechoslovak army general Bohumil Bocek received two Partisan stars 1st class, see http://forum.valka.cz/viewtopic.php/p/256646#256646 Jan
  13. Thanks for infos. How was this trip organised? By ship? Because, if some 500 persons accompanied Tito on the trip, it would need several planes to transport them. Jan
  14. Thanks for infos. I was in contact with both sources, but unfortunaly it seems this medal was awarded in a small amount and producers are not interested. Has somebody knowledge how many was produced/awarded? I would appreciate, if you could give here some good pictures of originals. I have this medal more than 20 years, but who knows. The world is full of bastards, who forge the medals .
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