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WWI Swiss Donation Medal.........

Article about: WWI era Swiss medal in silver, supporting soldier's and their families by way of donations - written in French, Swiss and Italian. I believe these are a type of fob, but this one came with a

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    WWI era Swiss medal in silver, supporting soldier's and their families
    by way of donations - written in French, Swiss and Italian. I believe
    these are a type of fob, but this one came with a ribbon.

    They were also available in bronze and as well a pin-back version,
    and possibly a larger wall plaque, depending on the amount
    of the donation I suppose. Sculpted by the popular and
    talented artist of the time, Hans Frei.........
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    WWI Swiss Donation Medal.........  
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Never seen one before, great looking award!..
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Easy to see how Swiss helmets can be confused
    with German lids.........
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Easy to see how Swiss helmets can be confused
    with German lids.........
    It's got a very "Germanic" look to it anyhow!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Nice looking medal , never seen one .

    Thanks for posting

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    great medals.

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    very nice

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    That is a nice looking medallion and the helmet certainly has a Teutonic look about it, but the fact is that it's an American design. During 1917-18, the Ordnance Department of the Army worked with the Chief Armorer and the Armor Committee of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art to design a suit of upper body armor. Hale & Kilburn Company in Philadelphia manufactured the various pieces, including the helmets. The helmets went through eight variations, all similar in appearance, but only the No. 5 model was recommended for production. The U.S. Army General Staff rejected the design and the Swiss Army subsequently adopted the Type 5 helmet as its standard army helmet. The source for this is, America's Munitions, 1917-18: Report of Benedict Crowell, Assistant Secretary of War and Director of Munitions, Washington: GPO 1919, pp. 225-26. Dwight
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