The Army’s War Medal

720px-Flag_of_Brazil_(1889-1960)This medal, from Brazil, was awarded to the men of the BEF “Força Expedicionaria Brasileira” who deployed to Italy to join the Allies in fighting the Nazi’s. Miserably prepared by their government these men were fortunate to be taken under the care of the Americans who had to struggle to even find combat boots to fit the small feet of the Brazilians. They were well led however and undoubtably brave in combat considering their complete lack of experience.

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