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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Japanese
Title:China Incident War Dispatch medal
Date Made:1939
Materials:Bronze
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Accession Number:  MH 2021.5.60
Credit Line:Gift of Julie Dupree Gill (Class of 1977) from the Dupree Collection
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
The war medal was awarded to soldiers departing for service in China. Front: Crossed flags, Imperial mum crest, and a crow.
Back: Mountains, clouds, and waves. Inscribed 'China Incident.' Ribbon - Blue (the sea and the Navy), tan (the soil of China, for the Army), dark pink (the bloodstained soil of China), bright red (blood and loyalty).

Tags:
wars; soldiers; Chinese; birds; mountains; clouds; red; pink; blue

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