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Medal Collection

"Medals: A Symbol of Courage, Achievement, and Legacy" From the battlefields to the Olympic arenas, medals have long been cherished as tokens of honor and valor

Background imageMedal Collection: Poster - British Military medals

Poster - British Military medals
NAVAL, MILITARY AND RAF DECORATIONS AND MEDALS 1793-1973. Poster, revised and edited by Arthur Kipling of the Society for Army Historical Research, 1975 (c)

Background imageMedal Collection: Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence

Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Creator: Thomas Lawrence
Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, 1814-1815, (1944). Portrait of Anglo-Irish soldier and future British prime minister Arthur Wellesley

Background imageMedal Collection: World War II portrait of General George Marshall

World War II portrait of General George Marshall
Vintage World War II photo of General George Marshall

Background imageMedal Collection: Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell

Olympic 400m race finish 1924, Eric Liddell
End of the 400 metres final at the 1924 Paris Olympics, showing Scot, Eric Liddell, crossing the finish line first. Liddell was made famous in the film, Chariots of Fire. Date: 1924

Background imageMedal Collection: HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer. As Vice Admiral of the White

HORATIO NELSON (1758-1805). British naval officer. As Vice Admiral of the White. Oil on canvas, 1800, by Lemuel Francis Abbott

Background imageMedal Collection: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO

Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO
Artist: Newling, Edward - Title: Captain Albert Ball (1896-1917), VC, DSO - Date: 1921 - Original Medium and Size: Oil on Canvas 111.8 x 86.4

Background imageMedal Collection: Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump

Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens in the Long Jump
Berlin Olympic Games - Jesse Owens (1913-1980) in the Long Jump, producing his gold medal-winning leap of 26 ft 5 in (one of four golds he won at this games). Date: 1936

Background imageMedal Collection: Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Artist: Lemuel Francis Abbott

Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Artist: Lemuel Francis Abbott
Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799. Probably the most famous portrait of Nelson, painted after his victory at the Battle of the Nile, from an earlier sketch

Background imageMedal Collection: SISSIERETTA JONES (1868-1933). American opera singer. Also known as the Black Patti

SISSIERETTA JONES (1868-1933). American opera singer. Also known as the Black Patti. Lithograph, 1899

Background imageMedal Collection: Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone

Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Artist: Henry Bone
Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson, 1798-1799, (c1920). Portrait of Nelson after his victory at the Battle of the Nile. One of Britains greatest military figures

Background imageMedal Collection: British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period

British Military Recruitment Poster - Inter-war period
Recruitment poster, Join the Lancashire Fusiliers, 1920 (c). Printed by Gale and Polden Ltd, 1920 (c). Includes photographs of Victoria Cross winners from the regiment. Date: 1920

Background imageMedal Collection: Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations

Great Orders of Knighthood and other high decorations
Insignia of the chief orders following in importance that of the Garter. The ribbons are represented by the backgrounds, except in the Order of Merit, and that of the Companions of Honour. Date: 1937

Background imageMedal Collection: Kaiser Wilhelm I, German Emperor

Kaiser Wilhelm I, German Emperor
Wilhelm I (1797-1888), King of Prussia and German Emperor, in uniform. late 19th century

Background imageMedal Collection: Tecumseh, Native American chief of the Shawnee tribe

Tecumseh, Native American chief of the Shawnee tribe
Tecumseh (Tecumtha, Tekamthi, 1768-1813), Native American Indian chief of the Shawnee tribe. He became the chief spokesman for the Indians of the Ohio Valley

Background imageMedal Collection: Alice, c. 1918, by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)

Alice, c. 1918, by Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920)
Amedeo Modigliani (1884-1920), Italian painter. Alice, c.1918. National Museum of Art. Copenhagen. Denmark

Background imageMedal Collection: Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U

Suffragette Hunger Strike Medal W. S. P. U
The W.S.P.U Hunger Strike medal presented to Grace Chappelow (1884-1971). This has two bars, indicating two imprisonments during which time, Grace was on hunger strike

Background imageMedal Collection: Womans Relief Corps

Womans Relief Corps
A beautiful gilded and embossed postacrd promoting the viryue and history of the Womans Relief Corps - a charitable society to provide local relief work among the needy and to aid military veterans

Background imageMedal Collection: EMILY DAVISON

EMILY DAVISON Died after throwing herself in front of the King's horse at the Derby in June 1913, She is wearing a prisoner's brooch & another medal. 1872 - 1913

Background imageMedal Collection: Portrait of Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, c1814. Artist: Francisco Goya

Portrait of Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, c1814. Artist: Francisco Goya
Portrait of Field Marshal Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, c1814. Found in the collection of the National Gallery, London

Background imageMedal Collection: Portrait of Nelson (1758-1805) (oil on panel)

Portrait of Nelson (1758-1805) (oil on panel)
XIR158637 Portrait of Nelson (1758-1805) (oil on panel) by Healy, George Peter Alexander (1808-94) (after); 72x56 cm; ChAteau de Versailles

Background imageMedal Collection: Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts - British Military

Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts - British Military
Frederick Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts (18321914), Anglo-Irish soldier and one of the most successful commanders of the Victorian era - notable for his actions during the African wars

Background imageMedal Collection: Joseph Whitworth, IMechE, medal and invitation

Joseph Whitworth, IMechE, medal and invitation
Joseph Whitworth, P IMechE, medal and invitation, 1857 Date: 1857

Background imageMedal Collection: Guard wearing a bearskin hat at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, London

Guard wearing a bearskin hat at the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Celebrations, London
Pageantry of guardsmen on parade at the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II during the Celebrations in London

Background imageMedal Collection: Scott of the Antarctic - page from The Sphere

Scott of the Antarctic - page from The Sphere
Page from the special Scott of the Antarctic memorial number featuring a photograph of the Scott Antarctic medal, presented to the team after returning from their first successful expedition in 1904

Background imageMedal Collection: Major John Rouse Merriott Chard, VC, 1881

Major John Rouse Merriott Chard, VC, 1881. Chard (1847-1897), then a Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers, commanded the British defenders at Rorkes Drift, South Africa, in January 1879

Background imageMedal Collection: Field Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander in Chief of the forces in South Africa, 1902

Field Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander in Chief of the forces in South Africa, 1902. Artist: Lafayette
Field Marshal Lord Roberts, Commander in Chief of the forces in South Africa, 1902. Sir Frederick, 1st Earl Roberts (1832-1914) was one of the foremost British military figures of Victorian times

Background imageMedal Collection: Italian Dictator

Italian Dictator
November 1923: Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (1883 - 1945), wearing a national malitia uniform. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageMedal Collection: Publicity Still Of Annie Oakley

Publicity Still Of Annie Oakley
Publicity still of American sharpshooter Annie Oakley (1860 - 1926) as she loads a shotgun near a table display of adorned with various marksmanship medals, late 1800s

Background imageMedal Collection: Ismail Enver Pasha, Turkish leader, WW1

Ismail Enver Pasha, Turkish leader, WW1
Ismail Enver Pasha (1881-1922), Turkish military officer, leader of the Ottoman Empire in both Balkan Wars, architect of the Ottoman-German Alliance during the First World War

Background imageMedal Collection: Princess Elizabeth at the Bath Club

Princess Elizabeth at the Bath Club
Princess Elizabeth (Queen Elizabeth II) pictured in a swimming costume at the Bath Club. Date: c.1938

Background imageMedal Collection: Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut

Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut
Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin (1934-1968), Soviet cosmonaut and first man in space. Gagarin was born in the village of Klushino near Gzhatsk, Russia

Background imageMedal Collection: Ben Dale, lifeboatman of Harwich, Essex

Ben Dale, lifeboatman of Harwich, Essex
Ben Dale, a famous lifeboatman of Harwich, Essex, who served as Coxswain for 23 years. Pictured here with two medals pinned to his chest

Background imageMedal Collection: The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1803

The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1803
NCO190175 The King of Brobdingnag and Gulliver, published by Hannah Humphrey in 1803 (hand-coloured etching) by Gillray, James (1757-1815); Courtesy of the Warden and Scholars of New College

Background imageMedal Collection: Lieutenant-General Rowland, Lord Hill, 1819

Lieutenant-General Rowland, Lord Hill, 1819.Oil on canvas by George Dawe (1781-1829), 1819.Full-length portrait in general officers uniform, wearing Bath Star and Waterloo Medal

Background imageMedal Collection: Fanny Blankers-Koen hurdling, 1948 London Olympics

Fanny Blankers-Koen hurdling, 1948 London Olympics
Fanny Blankers-Koen, a Dutch housewife, taking the victory in the 80 metres hurdles and setting a new Olympic record. Maureen Gardner of Britain took the silver

Background imageMedal Collection: Awarding Victoria Cross

Awarding Victoria Cross
His Majesty King George V investing 2nd Lieutenant C.L. Cox of the 150th Field Co. R.E. with the Victoria Cross at the 2nd Army Headquarters, Blendecques, France

Background imageMedal Collection: British equestrian team medal winners

British equestrian team medal winners
Britains only victory in the XVth Olympic Games in Helsinki: the winners of the team showjumping gold medal (from l to r) Colonel H.M. Llewellyn, with Foxhunter; Mr W

Background imageMedal Collection: Jrm Chard / Woodbury Photo

Jrm Chard / Woodbury Photo
JOHN ROUSE MERRIOTT CHARD Military, notably at Rorkes Drift

Background imageMedal Collection: J-M Charcot / Maitres

J-M Charcot / Maitres
JEAN-MARTIN CHARCOT French neurologist

Background imageMedal Collection: Curie, Marie and Pierre

Curie, Marie and Pierre
In their laboratory in Paris shortly after being awarded the Davy medal for their work by the Royal Society

Background imageMedal Collection: Comedians Morecambe and Wise seen here showing off their medals outside Buckingham Palace

Comedians Morecambe and Wise seen here showing off their medals outside Buckingham Palace after being invested by HM The Queen with the O.B.E. 23rd November 1976

Background imageMedal Collection: B. S. A. Air Rifles, Birmingham Small Arms Company

B. S. A. Air Rifles, Birmingham Small Arms Company
B.S.A. Air Rifles, The Birmingham Small Arms Company Limited Date: circa 1910

Background imageMedal Collection: Admiral Horatio Nelson

Admiral Horatio Nelson
Vintage engraving of Horatio Nelson one of Englands great national heros. The victor at Battle of Trafalgar, the Battle of the Nile and Battle of Copenhagen

Background imageMedal Collection: Major General Sir Bindon Blood, British soldier, 1902. Artist: Elliott & Fry

Major General Sir Bindon Blood, British soldier, 1902. Artist: Elliott & Fry
Bindon Blood, British soldier, 1902. Blood (1842-1940), commanding Meerut District, Bengal, was one of the few officers to see action in both the Zulu and Afghan campaigns of 1879

Background imageMedal Collection: Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830-1916) and Ferdinand I of Aus

Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830-1916) and Ferdinand I of Aus
Franz Joseph I of Austria (1830-1916). Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary and Ferdinand I of Austria (1861-1948). Emperor of Austria. Photograph, 1908. Colored

Background imageMedal Collection: Frank Wykoff at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic stadium

Frank Wykoff at the 1932 Los Angeles Olympic stadium
Frank Clifford Wyckoff (1909 1980) was an American athlete and triple gold medal winner in 4x100 m relay at the Olympic Games in 1924, 1928 and 1932

Background imageMedal Collection: The Pot-Hunter by George Studdy

The Pot-Hunter by George Studdy
Bonzo here shows what might have been, had his pedigree been equal to his popularity. A cute and contented looking Bonzo the dog sucks on a dummy as he sits among the numerous trophies

Background imageMedal Collection: Insignia of the Order of the British Empire, 1953

Insignia of the Order of the British Empire, 1953. The piece is part of the Royal Collection at the Tower of London. From The Crown Jewels, by Martin Holmes FSA



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"Medals: A Symbol of Courage, Achievement, and Legacy" From the battlefields to the Olympic arenas, medals have long been cherished as tokens of honor and valor. They serve as reminders of extraordinary feats accomplished by individuals who pushed their limits beyond imagination. In the realm of British military history, these precious emblems tell tales that resonate through time. The poster showcasing British Military medals stands as a testament to the bravery displayed on countless battlefields. Each medal represents a story etched in history, reminding us of those who fought selflessly for their country's freedom. The Olympic 400m race finish in 1924 immortalized Eric Liddell's indomitable spirit and unwavering determination. With his eyes fixed on victory, he sprinted towards glory, leaving an enduring legacy that continues to inspire generations. Horatio Nelson, Vice Admiral of the White fleet during turbulent times, exemplified leadership and strategic brilliance. His medal symbolizes naval supremacy and serves as a tribute to his unwavering commitment to protect Britain's shores. Arthur Wellesley, better known as the Duke of Wellington, earned his medal through remarkable military achievements during tumultuous times in Europe. His courage on the battlefield forever changed history's course. Captain Albert Ball was another hero whose valor knew no bounds. Decorated with both VC (Victoria Cross) and DSO (Distinguished Service Order), his medal honors not only his exceptional aerial combat skills but also pays homage to all those who fought valiantly in World War I skies. Jesse Owens' triumph at the Berlin Olympic Games shattered racial barriers while setting new records in sportsmanship. His gold medal became a symbol of resilience against adversity—an inspiration for athletes worldwide. Tecumseh's Native American heritage is celebrated through his tribal emblematic medallion—a reminder that strength lies within cultural diversity and unity among nations.