101201 | GREAT BRITAIN. Inter Theatre of War Championship bronze award Medal.

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    101201  |  GREAT BRITAIN. Bronze award Medal. Issued 1919 for the Inter Theatre of War Championship (50mm, 59.18 g, 12h). By Phillips Aldershot in London.

     

    INTER THEATRE OF WAR CHAMPIONSHIP, Britannia standing right, head slightly left, cradling trident and resting hand upon shield and globe; cannon to left / Wreath with inner field left blank for engraving. Edge: Plain.

     

    Gem Mint State. Yellow-brown matte surfaces. Scarce interwar athletic commemorative.

     

    Phillips Aldershot made a number of participatory awards for various British competitions during the interwar period, with this particular unawarded piece being issued in 1919 just after the conclusion of World War I. During the ravages of war, sports helped to pass the time, get players' minds off from the struggles, and bond troops to the rest of their unit. Games would be organized between various units within a particular army, or even between those of different allied countries.

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