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Two  more  medals  with  diplomas.  i  am  sure  the  Chasseur  medal is  not  the  original  one  with  the  the  diploma but  never thought it  was.  The  ribbon  is  too  new.

 

I  am very pleased  with  the  RIT certificate  and  1916  medal. This  one is  from  Verdun  so  very  very pleased  with  it

 

Jim

 

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Hello Jim, very nice documents :thumbup: (you should scan them, so we can see clearly) i can translate the details  for you if you want (i speak french regularly), i am with you for the ribbon and star, they are too new.

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Another  diploma which  arrived  this  morning.  The  medal is  coming  separately. This is  a  nice  design  in  my opinion  and  i  am  very  happy  with  it

 

Jim

 

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superb Jim, please can you scan it so i can read it clearly, it must be very interesting to know for what action has been awarded the medal

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Here is  another  huge  certificate  that  arrived  this morning.  This  solider  was  killed  at  Langemarck in  October  1914  and  has  no  known  grave

 

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Here is  my latest  CDG. The  reason  for  buying  this one  was  inspired  by  collecting  colleague  and  friend  Lengies  who  showed earlier in  this  thread  citation stars  sewn to  the  ribbon in  a  particular  way. Having  seen  his  examples  i  found  this  one  after looking  for  some  time and  have  decided  to  share  with  you.

 

Jim

 

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It  is great Jim, I think this is one of the best in your collection, the patina is gorgeous, and stars  sewn to  the  ribbon are not very easy to find, good catch my friend :thumbup:

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Another  grouping  to Captain  Henri Collin  50  RI.

 

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Superb, Jim, the "fourragère" is a great addition to the medal and certificate. very very nice find my friend. who is Collin on the picture?

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I  am  presuming  the one  with  the  tiny  cross  underneath standing in  the  middle.  

 

I  have  been  fortunate  to  buy  a  few  nice  items off  a  collecting  colleague.  I  will post  the others  when  i  get  time

 

jim

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A couple  more  recently purchased.  One  has  the  citation  printed on  the  rear of  a  trench  map  which  I  find  very interesting

 

Jim

 

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great additions Jim, the last one says that he won the citation for bravery attacking an enemy position and that he was seriously injured during this action

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Latest  arrival,  a mint  1915  cross in  a  Paris  mint  box. 

 

Jim

 

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Jim W.:

 

Hello my friend! Absolutely fantastic topic, thank you for starting and updating it.

 

Best regards,

John

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All:

 

Hello! Thank you for your images of medals, documents, and other militaria with the Forum; I posted 'Likes' for all.

 

Best regards,

John

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Jim W.:

 

Hello my friend! Absolutely fantastic topic, thank you for starting and updating it.

 

Best regards,

John

Thank you  John.

 

You have probably  gathered that  I  have  a  passion  for  these under  rated  awards . Equivalent  to  an  EK2,  yet so cheap  to buy and  often  dismissed.

 

As i have continued  with my research of  the  French  Army  of  WW1 , my admiration  for  those  "Poilus" just increases. A very much  underrated Army.

 

Many  thanks  for  your  comment  my  friend

 

Jim 

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superb patina, very nice medal. the box is very well preserved :thumbup:

Thanks  Gengis

 

I  confess  to  being  very pleased  with  this one.  It  is  nice  to  have  a mint untouched  piece in  my  collection. I  do  however like  the  worn  ones best of  all,  they  seem  to  have  history  attached  to  them.

 

i will  post  the  new  group  when it  arrives  and  will  as  ever ,be  relying on  your  translation  skills  :thumbsup:

 

Jim

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This is  my latest  group. A soldier  from  151 RI with  photo,  service  book,  2  citation  diplomas  for  the  Croix  de  Guerre,  paperwork  for  the  Yser  medal  and  pre war  certificate.

 

First  up  the  medals

 

Jim

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Paperwork  and photo

 

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