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    can anybody tell me how to tell the difference between an early and a late strike of the west wall medal; just bought this from an arms fare for a reasonable price
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    I think the 1st ones were Tombac,that one is zinc.

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    Here's some details courtesy of Wiki:

    West Wall Medal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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