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Medal - Journee du Poilu, France, 1915 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 18258

Summary:
Journee du Poilu medal, France, 25-26 December 1915.

Poilu (hairy one) was a popular informal term for French infantrymen. Journee du Poilu translates to Day of the Hairy (meaning trench soldier) and the medal was a fundraiser for front line French infantry related to the Poilu's holiday on December 25 and 26, 1915.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 35 mm (Height), 30 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Wannenmacher Collection
Primary Classification: MEDALS
Secondary Classification: Commemorative
Tertiary Classification: military history
Series: Commemorative
DateEra: 1915 AD
Obverse Description: Medal over cross with crossed swords. Central medallion features soldiers in trench attacking to right with a soldier playing a bugle in the foreground. Text on the arms of the cross and reads: "JOURNEE DU POILU 1915".
Reverse Description: Within wreath, incuse, "25-26 / DECEMBRE".
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Obverse inscription reads: "JOURNEE DU POILU / 1915".
Reverse inscription reads: "25-26 / DECEMBRE".
Shape: Cross & loop
Material: Plated
Issued By: France, 1915

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