Bar with the Combatants China Medal and a Russian Award

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The medals on this bar in order of seniority from left to right are-
Prussian Crown Medal
1900-01 China Campaign Medal for combatants
Prussian Wilhelm I Centenary Medal
Russian Nicholas II Zeal Medal
, silver second class award

The original owner of this medal bar was an other ranks combatant in the Boxer Rebellion. During the Boxer Rebellion the armies of the Eight Nation Alliance frequently awarded medals to each others soldiers. German soldiers were therefore the recipients of foreign medals from their allies, hence this bar having a Russian medal for service in China.

Recommended External Link - Russian Medals to German Forces in China 1901 and More Russian Awards on German Medal Bars at the Gentlemen's Military Interest Club


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