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1919 Inter-Allied Games Medallion

Posted in Medallions & Badges with tags , , , , on June 2, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_StatesIn 1919 a series of athletic competitions were held in France between soldiers of the Allied Armies. These were known as the Inter-Allied Games or Pershing Games. This is a rowing medallion dated 27th April 1919. Although the games officially ran from June 22nd – July 6th, a rowing competition was held in the last week of April. New Zealand was the winner, beating the United States in this unofficial competition.

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