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Italy WW1 Silver Medal 6th Plateau Army Altipiani Italian British French Armies Decoration Great War WWI 1914 1918 by Johnson

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Italy WW1 Silver Medal 6th Plateau Army Altipiani Italian British French Armies Decoration Great War WWI 1914 1918 by Johnson

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ITALY: WW1 Siver Commemorative Medal of the 6th Army (Armata 
Altipiani - Plateau Army). Maker marked SJ (Stefano Johnson, Milan).
On the obverse: Britannia, Marianne and Italia Turrit (for Great Britain, 
France and Italy respectively).
On the reverse: The Arms of Great Britain, Italy and France over the 
inscriptions "NELLA FEDE FRATELLI E NELLA VITTORIA" (Brothers 
in Faith and in Victory) and "ARMATA ALTIPIANI" (Plateau Army).
Ribbon: A bow in the national colors of the 3 Allied countries. 
The medal was an unofficial award - an initiative of General Luca 
Montuori, commander of the Italian 6th Army - that was issued in 1919 
to the officers of the Italian, British and French forces that participated 
in the 2nd Battle of the Piave, 15 - 24 Jun. 1918 under his command. 
In March 1924, however, it was officially recognized (together with a 
respective Cross) by the Italian authorities. 
The Battle of the Piave was a major Austro-Hungarian offensive (57 
Divisions under the command of Colonel General Arthur Arz von 
Straussenburg against 58 Italian, 3 British and 2 French Divisions 
under Marshal Armando Diaz) with main objective the crossing of 
the River Piave. Despite heavy losses, it ended as a decisive Allied 
victory that deprived the Austro-Hungarian Army the ability to launch 
any future major offensive on the Italian Front.
The medal is scarce as it was awarded only to officers.

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World War 1 1914 -1918

Item 100% original - ribbon original

Condition as on the photos

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Product Code03821
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