British Military Medals

A Guide for the Collector and Family Historian

Peter Duckers

Date Published :
November 2013
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
100 color illustrations
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ISBN : 9781783030163
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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This second edition of Peter Duckers' best-selling British Military Medals traces the history of medals and gallantry awards from Elizabethan times to the modern day, and it features an expert account of their design and production. Campaign and gallantry medals are a key to understanding - and exploring - British and imperial military history, and to uncovering the careers and exploits of individual soldiers.

In a series of succinct and well-organized chapters, he explains how medals originated, to whom they were awarded and how the practice of giving medals has developed over the centuries. His work is a guide for collectors and for local and family historians who want to learn how to use medals to discover the history of military units and the experiences of individuals who served in them.

About The Author

Peter Duckers has been a collector of British campaign and gallanary medals for many years and now specialises in awards ito the Indian Army. He is a Fellow of the royal Asiatic Society, a Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society, a member of the Orders and Medals Research Society, the Military Historical Society and the Indian Military Historical Society. He is the curator of the Shropshire Regimental Museum at the Castle, Shrewsbury.


"A wealth of information... should hold appeal for not only medal collectors but for British Military History enthusiasts in general."

- Toy Solder & Model Figure

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