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Dunkerque medal 1940

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Collection Coins and medals, Orders and medals
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: DSM, William Tilley Elmslie
EventsWorld War II: Evacuation of Dunkirk, 1940

Object details:

Object ID MED1649
Description Awarded to Seaman W.T. Elmslie RNR. Obverse: A shield, bearing a fish and in chief a lion passant (the arms of Dunkirk). Superimposed on an anchor and laurel wreath, crossed swords above. Reverse: Within a laurel wreath, a disc bearing a burning lamp crossed swords above. Inscribed: 'DUNKERQUE-1940-' Suspended by a ring from a yellow ribbon with two broad and two narrow red stripes and a black line on each of the broad red stripes and the narrow yellow stripes.
Date made

Place made France
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials metal: bronze
Measurements 37 mm
  • Dunkerque medal 1940 (MED1649)
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