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fme_706203 - III REPUBLIC Médaille commémorative de la bataille de Verdun

III REPUBLIC Médaille commémorative de la bataille de Verdun AU
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Type : Médaille commémorative de la bataille de Verdun
Date: 1916
Mint name / Town : 55 - Verdun
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 36,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Engraver VERNIER Émile Séraphin (1852-1927)
Weight : 10,38 g.
Edge : lisse
Puncheon : sans poinçon
Coments on the condition:
Patine hétérogène avec des taches noires, en particulier sur la tranche. Exemplaire dans son étui en cuir vert


Obverse legend : ON NE PASSE - PAS .
Obverse description : Tête de la République casquée tenant un sabre à la main ; signé : VERNIER.


Reverse legend : VERDUN // 21 FEVRIER / 1916.
Reverse description : Façade de la Porte Chaussée de la Citadelle de la ville de Verdun entre deux palmes.


Exemplaire avec son étui en cuir vert timbré VERDUN accompagné du papier explicatif de la médaille en anglais “To the high chiefs, officers, soldiers, to all [...] signé du “deputy-mayor” avec le tampon de la ville de Verdun

Pour des information complémentaires sur la médaille de Verdun : http://sf.donntu.org/sf031609.html

En août 1915, le Quartier Général français ne reconnaissant plus aucune valeur stratégique aux forts, désarme ceux autour de Verdun et supprime la garnison. L’État-major allemand profite alors de la vulnérabilité de la place, pour mener une offensive. Le 21 février 1916 vers 7 heures, deux millions d'obus s’abattent sur Verdun. Mais contrairement à ce à quoi s'attendaient les Allemands et leur commandant en chef le général Erich von Falkenhayn, l'armée française résiste et campe sur ses positions.
La bataille dure près de 10 mois, faisant 163 000 morts et 216 000 blessés du côté français et 143 000 morts et 196 000 blessés du côté allemand. À l'automne 1916, l'armée française, profitant de l'offensive de la Somme, contre-attaque, reprend les forts perdus et repousse les Allemands. Verdun est sauvée....

Historical background



The news of the capitulation of Sedan provokes the revolution of September 4, 1870 in Paris. Proclaimed at the Hôtel de Ville, the Republic is endowed with a provisional government called the Government of National Defense. Threatened on the left by the insurrection of the Commune and on the right by the monarchists, the new regime had a difficult start.. Initially head of the executive power (February 1871), Thiers was responsible for reorganizing the country before choosing its form of government.. He became President of the Republic in August 1871 and, despite his action to liberate the territory, had to leave his post in March 1873 in the face of royalist opposition.. He is then replaced by Mac-Mahon favorable to the restoration of the monarchy but this one is not restored following the question of the flag. The law of the septennat was then put in place in November 1873 and then, in 1875, the fundamental laws were passed which served as the Constitution of the Third Republic.. Parliamentary system, it is characterized in particular by the clear preponderance of the legislative power on the executive power. Anticlerical, the Third Republic makes school free, secular and compulsory but continues the colonial policy for its economic, strategic and moral ambitions. Separation of Church and State was passed in 1905.. The idea of revenge on Germany and significant nationalism are at the heart of the Boulangist crisis, the Panama scandal or the Dreyfus affair of the years 1886-1899, while foreign policy is very active, particularly in Morocco and that the arms race develops. The First World War was expensive for France, which only recovered from 1920 or even 1928 for the coin with the "Poincaré" franc.. The crisis of 1929 is felt only from 1932 but lasts until 1939, a period during which ministerial instability is very important. Wavering in 1934, the Third Republic found a new unitary cement with anti-fascism which enabled the Popular Front to come to power in 1936.. But, paralyzed against Germany, France was then bogged down in a "phony war" and then suffered one of the greatest defeats in its history in June 1940.. Gathered in the National Assembly in Vichy on July 10, 1940, the Chambers, although elected in 1936, voted full powers to Pétain in a sort of collective suicide by 569 votes for, 80 votes against and 18 abstentions..

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