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WWII 8th Army Commemorative Medal; Naples 1943

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WWII 8th Army Commemorative Medal; Naples 1943

WWII 8th Army Commemorative Medal; Naples 1943 - Bronze gilt, obverse illustrating the port of Naples with a flaming Mount Vesuvius in the background, reverse is inscribed "COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL OF THE ENTRANCE OF THE ALLIED ARMIES IN NAPLES, 1ST OCTOBER 1943", 30.7 mm, oxidation evident, near very 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.
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