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Africa campaign, German-Italian

Article about: Hi, Medal of the African campaign Italo / German. Template Bronze "Deutsch-Italienische Erinnerungsmedaille an den Afrika-Feldzug in Bronze" This medal is prohibited in the Wehrmac

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    Hi,
    Medal of the African campaign Italo / German. Template Bronze
    "Deutsch-Italienische Erinnerungsmedaille an den Afrika-Feldzug in Bronze"
    This medal is prohibited in the Wehrmacht after the Italian capitulation.
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    I have never really known what is depicted on the obverse and reverse of this medal. Can anyone enlighten me.

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Nick , i was just thinking that myself , is that a Nile crocodile coming up from the bottom of the medal ?

    cheers Al

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    Hi,
    The 2 gladiators are Germany and Italy, the United Kingdom crocodile, bags node (under the arch) the unification of Italy in 1861 and the monument, the arch in Libya (marble arch)
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    thank`s for the explanation Dom , makes sense now nice medal by the way !! ,

    cheers Al

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    Hi,
    The 2 gladiators are Germany and Italy, the United Kingdom crocodile, bags node (under the arch) the unification of Italy in 1861 and the monument, the arch in Libya (marble arch)
    Thanks Dom

    I am enlightened!

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    The monument is the "arco dei fileni", a marble arch built on the border between tripolitania an cirenaica (the 2 provinces of Italian Libia)

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    the first is Ara dei Fileni, a monument on Via Balbia.

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