Product Description: This Miniature Italy Star medal is made from lead-free pewter that is 22ct gold plated. It is supplied with approximately 9cm of ribbon. The medal is mounted on a fold-over information card that has an image of a Sherman tank on the front and has historical information about the medal and cover image on the reverse.
Information: This medal was awarded for operational service on land in Italy, Sicily, Greece, Yugoslavia, the Aegean area and Dodecanese islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Elba at any time between 11th June 1943 and 8th May 1945.
Cover Image – A Sherman tank of the British 8th Army moving inland through Reggio di Calabria on the opening day of the allied invasion of Italy.
'Sherman' is the British name for the US tank M4 and its numerous variants. Production of the Sherman during World War II totalled 48,347 tanks, the greatest production of any single model ever achieved.