French Korea Medal

Accession Number REL/10793
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Medal
Physical description Bronze
Location Main Bld: Korea, Malaya & Indonesia Gallery: Upper Level: UN First War
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1953
Conflict Korea, 1950-1953

French Korea Medal awarded to members of the French military forces participating in the Korean War. The obverse shows shows the Korean ying and yang symbol and four trigrams within the outline of a rose of Sharon, surrounded by an olive wreath. Above is a flaming torch. The suspender takes the form of a pagoda roof. The reverse has raised lettering 'REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE MEDAILLE COMMEMORATIVE FRANCAISE DES OPERATIONS DE L'ORGANISATION DES NATIONS UNIES EN COREE'. The ribbon has a white central stripe with narrow side stripes in grey/white/red/pale blue.

History / Summary

This specimen medal is an example of the French Korea Medal issued to French speaking participants in the Korean War.

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