This is a commemorative medal celebrating the 70th anniversary of the IMT trials of the major criminals in Nuremberg starting in 1946. The medal is Russian in origin but since I don’t see it listed online as an official commemorative I am going to assume it’s an unofficial “tin” medal. The words on the reverse mean “Fascism will not stand”.
Archive for the 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals Category
This is a 1960 commemorative medal, issued through the Dunkirk Veterans Association (now disbanded) and subsequently managed by the French National Association of Veterans of the Fortified Sector of Flanders and of Dunkirk. This is my second example and I like it better because, surprisingly, I think the other one is an accursed fake! This one has much better quality characteristics.
In 1994 this medal was distributed by the town council of Oosterbeek. Definitely an unofficial medal but you had to show you were a veteran to get one. There’s two types of “tin medals” in my humble opinion. The ones stamped out by the veterans orgs and the towns to commemorate and the ones stamped out by companies to pander to vanity and make a dollar.