WWII 8th Army Commemorative Medal 1943
WWII 8th Army Commemorative Medal 1943 - Bronze gilt, obverse illustrating the port of Naples with a flaming Mount Vesuvius in the background, reverse inscribed "COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE ALLIED ARMIES IN NAPLES, 1ST OCTOBER 1943", 30.8 mm, ring suspension, light contact and gilt wear, near extremely fine. Footnote: The Eighth Army was one of the best-known formations of the British Army during World War II, fighting in the North African and Italian campaigns. It was a British formation, always commanded by British officers, however its personnel came from throughout the British Empire and Commonwealth; complemented by units composed of exiles from German-occupied Europe. Subordinate units came from Australia, British India, Canada, Free French Forces, Greece, New Zealand, Poland, Rhodesia, South Africa and the United Kingdom.