WW2 China War Commemorative Memorial Medal For Sale

WW2 China War Commemorative Memorial Medal
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WW2 China War Commemorative Memorial Medal:

WW2 China WarCommemorative Memorial Medal

The full name of the so-called China War Memorial Medal is Medal inCommemoration of Victory in the Resistance against Aggression. It wasestablished by the Republic of China, common known as Taiwan, in 1944 and wasfirst issued in October 1946. It was issued to all servicemen and other peoplewho assisted the Chinese Armies in the war against Japan during World War Two.Both military and civilians could be awarded. The most well known group ofrecipients was about 200 veterans of the 14th Air Force, the Flying Tigers. Itwas presented on a special ceremony on August 2nd 1975 in New Orleans.

The obverse shows the Marco Polo Bridge over the Yeng-ding River. Itsymbolizes the outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war on July 7th 1937, whenJapanese military attacked the town of Lukou-Chiao, which means "MarcoPolo Bridge". Above the bridge the flags of the Republic of China and herArmed Forces can be found to symbolize the unity of the Chinese people. Betweenthe flag stands a portrait of Chiang Kai-shek as Chairman of the MilitaryCommittee of the National Government during the war. In the background a citycan be seen. The reverse shows a panel with the notation No. with a space opensfor a number or a name. Above and below that Chinese characters can be foundthat say what the medal stands for. The ribbon shows a central stripe borderedon both sides with a blue smaller stripe and a red edge stripe. In the center aChinese sunburst symbol is placed."

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