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Australian Navy war ribbons from tailor's kit

Date: 1950s
Dimensions:
Overall: 73 x 11 mm, 2 mm, 0.001 kg
Medium: Cloth and cardboard
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Classification:Tools and equipment
Object Name: Ribbon bar
Object No: 00027684
Place Manufactured:Australia

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    Description
    Australian navy war ribbons. The first ribbon is the British War Medal WWI, the second medal is the Victory Medal WWI.
    HistoryThe British War Medal WWI ribbon has a wide central watered stripe of orange, flanked by two narrow white stripes, which are in turn flanked by two black pin-stripes, further flanked by two outer stripes of blue. The colours are not believed to have any particular significance.
    The actual medal featured King George V on one side and on the reverse was St George naked on horseback, armed with a short sword and stamping on a Prussian shield.
    The rainbow coloured ribbon is that of the Victory Medal of WWI, also called the Inter-Allied Victory Medal as the design was adopted by other Allied countries. It featured the winged figure of Victory on one side with the words "‘THE GREAT / WAR FOR / CIVILISATION / 1914-1919' on the reverse.



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