Medal, Easter Winter Campaign

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Circa 1942
A German Easter Winter Campaign Medal (Ostmedaille) . A circular zinc metal medal surmounted by a German helmet and stick grenade. A German eagle holding a swastika with a branch behind it features on the obverse side. The reverse is marked " WINTERSCHLACHT / IM OSTEN / 1941/42 " with a sword and branch crossed underneath it. A red medal with a thin white and black stripe running vertically down the centre.
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Circa 1942
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This medal was gifted to Taranaki Museum as part of the large collection of medals of prominent south Taranaki lawyer John Houston.
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