Battle of Arnhem 50th Anniversary Medal 1944-1994

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Herinneringsmedaille Slag om Arnhem 1944-1994. Uitgereikt door de gemeente Oosterbeek aan veteranen die betrokken waren bij de Slag om Arnhem. Verguld brons, 37 mm, aan lint. Prijs € 50.-

 

1944-1994 Arnhem 50th Anniversary Medal. Metal with a gold-coloured gilt, obverse illustrating a right-facing winged Pegasus and inscribed "THE ARNHEM 50TH ANNIVERSARY MEDAL 1994" below, reverse illustrating a view of the Bridge at Arnhem with a Douglas Dakota DC3 towing a Horsa glider above, parachute wings supporting the fixed ribbon bar suspension, 37 mm.

 

This medal was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem, presented by the Town Council of Oosterbeek, Netherlands, to those involved in Operation Market Garden from September 15 to 25, 1944, the daring attempt by Allied airborne forces to seize a Rhine crossing, later featured in the film "A Bridge Too Far".

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