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    Group of Five World War One Decorations. Includes: an Ottoman (Turkish) War Medal or Gallipoli Star, 56 mm, nickel, non-commissioned officer issue with painted background and a pinback; French Croix de Guerre, "1914-1918" reverse; two Belgian Croix de Guerre, with the cipher of King Albert of the Belgians;and, Portuguese War Cross, fourth class in bronze. All with ribbons. All very fine or better.

    The Ottoman War Medal, also known as the Gallipoli Star, was instituted by the Sultan Mehmed Reshad V on 1 March 1915 for gallantry in battle. This decoration was awarded during World War I to Ottoman and other Central Powers troops engaged in combat in Ottoman theaters of operation. The Croix de guerre may either be bestowed as a unit award or to individuals who distinguish themselves by acts of heroism involving combat with enemy forces. The medal is also awarded to those who have been "mentioned in despatches", meriting a citation from an individual's headquarters unit. The Croix de guerre was bestowed on foreign military forces allied to France and Belgium. The Portuguese War Cross was awarded in a similar manner to the French and Belgian Croix de guerre.


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    December, 2010
    11th Saturday
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