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Zimbabwe 100 Trillion Dollar Note

Posted in Money with tags on December 23, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_ZimbabweThis is not militaria I know but one has to make some fun in the middle of hyper-inflation! This is the 100 Trillion Dollar bill, issued prior to 2009 when they basically gave up and stopped using their own money. Back then it would not have bought an egg or a bus ticket.

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The Rhodesia Medal

Posted in 1945 + Medals, Commonwealth Independence Medals with tags , , , on December 1, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThe Rhodesia Medal was initiated by the British Government in consultation with Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Kenya, whose forces took part in Operation AGILA, (Operation MIDFORD for the New Zealand forces). The role of the multi-national force was to keep peace between 22,000 guerrilla fighters and the Rhodesian forces during the ceasefire run-up to the 1980 elections.
Each country treats the medal as part of its own honours system.

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1980 Zimbabwe Independence Medal

Posted in Commonwealth Independence Medals with tags , , , on May 12, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_ZimbabweIn 1980, after 16 years of effectively be at war with itself, Zimbabwe achieved independence from Britain. There are two independence medals for this event, one for Rhodesia and one for Zimbabwe. This is the Zimbabwe type. It is stamped 78121.

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