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Medal News: Maiwand dilemma

Latest Medal News Issue:
Maiwand dilemma
Issue #398 / October, 2014

In this issue:

  • The Maiwand Dilemma: Kipling and Doyle
    Crushing defeat or gallant action?
  • The Royal Navy and the Kaiser’s U-Boats
    A new era in naval warfare
  • Portugal—An old ally poorly rewarded
    The economic and political legacy of WWI
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Medal News Headlines

Stop ThiefMon, 29 September 2014
Officers investigating a burglary in Plymouth are appealing for information after a number of unique items including military service medals were stolen. Four medals were taken from a property in Taunton Avenue, Whitleigh, sometime between 11pm on Tuesday 23 September and 6am on Wednesday 24...
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Maiwand dilemmaFri, 19 September 2014
Show time

AS I write this we are just a few days away from the Orders and Medals Research Society (OMRS) annual convention—the traditional “start” of the medallic season in the UK. The American equivalent—the Orders and Medals Society of America (OMSA) Convention— always takes place a...
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Unique BraveryTues, 2 September 2014
The Medal behind the Man

ONE topic seems to be dominating the medal world at the moment, both on line and at the recent OMSA convention in Santa Ana, California (more on that next month) and that is the subject of biographical research versus numismatic research. I know this is something...
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The power and the gloryWed, 30 July 2014
Golden Summer’s Day

ON June 17 MEDAL NEWS was privileged enough to be invited along to what must go down as one of the most impressive medal exhibitions/displays of modern times. Now, of course, any large display of medals is impressive to a collector: we love looking at collections,...
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Stop Thief...Tues, 29 July 2014
Between Monday 7th July 2014 and Wednesday 9th July 2014, an unknown offender has stolen items of military memorabilia which belong  to the widow of Air Vice Marshall PEIRSE RAF.  The items stolen include flying log books dating back to about 1947 until about 1985, an Air Vice Marshall...
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