An Army "Blood of Brazil" Medal
An Army "Blood of Brazil" Medal - Bronze oval medal, 35x51mm; this rare medal was instituted on 5 July 1945 for Brazilian troops and civilians who served in War operations and who were injured through actions against the enemy. The three stars on the obverse are symbolic of the three wounds received by Brigadier Sampaio at the battle of Tuiuti in 1866, against Paraguay. Across the obverse is a scroll inscribed "Sangue Do Brasil" (Blood of Brazil). The reverse shows the globe as it is also displayed on the Brazilian national flag. In mint condition.