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Title KuK enamel commemorative medalet
Nationality Austrian
Period 1915

This high quality enamel item celebrates Italy's entry into WW1 (on the side of the Western allies), Italy being the little green figure about to plunge a dagger into the back of the Central Alliance soldiers (Hungary, Germany and Austria), the lightning bolt suggesting the vengeance of God on those who broke faith.

The Central Alliance considered that Italy had broken faith by declaring war on them when her original treaty obligations were to stick by them. The colours of the uniform denote Hungary as the hussar with the pistol (blue and red), Germany in the middle in field grey, and Austria on the right in a light blue uniform.

This was probably worn as a fob on a watch chain.

The condition is excellent throughout, the enamel being virtually perfect.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Badges : Austrian : 20th Century]


Today received railway truncheon in great nik! Superb item gone to a very good home. Many thanks for your patience with this exercise ... Well done.

A C, Australia, 28.11.2013

Many thanks for sending the Troddels to me. I was very pleased that they were in the fine condition that you described.

J G, UK, 24.05.2010