British Campaign Medals 1851-1914
By (author) Peter Duckers
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British Campaign Medals 1851-1914 by Peter Duckers
Book DescriptionThis book outlines the medals issued to British soldiers and sailors for military service across the globe. At a time of imperial expansion, British forces were almost constantly in action - against major powers (like Russia in 1854), in wars of conquest (as in West Africa in the 1880s), or in expeditions on the fringes of Empire, such as the North West Frontier, southern Africa or Burma. Their campaign medals have become a popular field for collectors since, apart from the artistic merit of some awards, most British medals were officially named, making it possible to research the military career of an individual. Collectors feel that they can hold in their hand a real link with the people and events of the past and with famous incidents in Britain's military history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747804659
(210mm x 150mm x 4mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter Duckers
British Military Medals, Hardback (September 2013)
* Fully revised second edition of Peter Ducker's best-selling guide to military medals * Concise introduction to British campaign medals, long-service awards and gallantry awards * Features information on newly available books, rolls, registers and internet sources
British Campaign Medals of the First World War, Paperback (July 2011)
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European Orders and Decorations to 1945, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Peter Duckers
Since the early Middle Ages, the royal families of Europe have rewarded loyal service with a wide range of Orders of Knighthood and Chivalry. This book describes the range of European Orders conferred before 1945, some of which stretch back hundreds of years.
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Author Biography - Peter Duckers
Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallantry medals for many years and now specialises in awards to the Indian Army. He has written numerous magazine and journal articles about medals and collecting and is a Member of the Orders and Medals Research Society, the Military Historical Society and the Indian Military Historical Society. He is curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum in Shrewsbury Castle.
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