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80th Anniversary of World War 2: February 1941

In February 1941, while the fighting continued at the peripheries of the Nazi German and Fascist Italian empires, significant events throughout the month served to highlight the increasing international tensions which would expand the European war into a global conflict.

80th Anniversary of World War 2: January 1941

2021 will mark eighty years since the Second World War became a truly global conflict, ultimately extending across North Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Pacific. In January 1941, conflict was largely…
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Interesting Medals Facts From Around The World

Through the ages, men and women who displayed great bravery were honoured with medals. Receiving a medal symbolises one’s distinguished achievement to the nation. This tradition continues even till today. In this…

Stories of Civilian Gallantry Awards

In 1774, two English physicians organised the formation of the Royal Humane Society, dedicated to providing artificial respiration to resuscitate individuals who had almost drowned. The following year the society instituted a…

Awards for Exceptional Valour in Battle

The concept of courage, valour or bravery in war can be traced back to Classical Greece, with the 5th Century B.C. historian Thucydides recognising that ‘the prize for courage will surely be…

The Meaning of Medal Ribbons

The ribbons of orders, decorations and medals are designed to suspend the award, either around the neck or on the left chest of the recipient. Ribbons also serve to highlight the status…
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