I don't consider myself a medal collector, but I have a few in my collection. I came across of the following eBay auction, and I am curious about the legitimacy of this medal. The seller says it is French made. When I asked whether it was named, he sent me one of those 'holier than thou' responses that said that only British made medals were named, and that this one is the 'scarce' French-made version.
(eBay # 160553190256)
So I gave up on the idea of bidding on it, because I refuse to knowingly enrich pompous people, even if I am walking away from something more scarce than an honest politician.
But now I am curious. Was there really a French made version that was awarded to servicemen of a country (presumably France or a Commonwealth country) who fought in this brief period?