Military Trader

The Croix de Guerre

Throughout the 19th century, many European nations upheld the long-standing tradition of mentioning acts of bravery in dispatches. Typically, these were an administrative honor with no medal or other significant award accompanying it. Then, during the titanic struggle that France faced in WWI, Deputy Émile Briant proposed reinstating this practice by awarding a medal to recognize heroic acts on the battlefield.

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Plus de Military Trader

Military Trader4 min de lecture
Favorite Finds
In 2000, I purchased a US Navy seaman’s cap with the hat band or tally showing it came from the USS Oklahoma. My reason for purchasing it was the historical significance of the Oklahoma. In addition, the name of the sailor was stenciled on the inside
Military Trader3 min de lecture
A Glimpse of Shangri-La
Five years after the cast of the 1937 movie, “Lost Horizon,” took shelter in Shangri-La, a fictional utopian lamasery located high in the mountains of Himalayas, Private Jimmy Rizzo was stationed there. Today, Jimmy is 98 and lives in Long Island, N.
Military Trader4 min de lecture
The Battle Plan
Look for more information in the advertisements in this issue of any show listings in bold and italics. Support our advertisers, they support the hobby! Confirm all information with show promoter before traveling. The time, dates, and/or location m