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Spinks and Blatherwick's

December 23 2008 at 6:58 PM
Chris Kanca 

Response to Interesting but. . .

I don't have this book but I suspect since the publication is about the actual medals, it would stand to reason that the 1939-43 Star would be omitted since the actual medal was never struck until after the war -- becoming the 1939-45 Star sometime after 8 May 1945.

Awards given to next of kin of 1939-43 Star recipients in the postwar years were of the 1939-45 Star despite their service records indicating the earlier version.

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