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USA WW1 Victory medal MEUSE-ARGONNE and DEFENSIVE SECTOR bars

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The USA was no different from other allied nations and at the end of the great war (world war one) issued an inter allied victory medal. Notable about the USA victory medal is that the USA was the only country to issue bars shwing either the zone of service or particular battles or engagements.

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Reverse WW1 USA victory medal

Reverse WW1 USA victory medal with the names of countries allied to the USA.

Meuse-Argonne, defensive sector bars

Meuse-Argonne and defensive sector bars. These were “sliders” and simply slipped onto the ribbon.

USA ww1 Victory medal Reverse showing slide on bars

USA ww1 Victory medal Reverse showing slip on bars. Note the period attachment broach for wear.

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