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fme_469293 - FRENCH THIRD REPUBLIC Médaille, Maréchal Foch, signature de l’Armistice

FRENCH THIRD REPUBLIC Médaille, Maréchal Foch, signature de l’Armistice AU
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 99.60£)
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Type : Médaille, Maréchal Foch, signature de l’Armistice
Date: 1918
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 67,97 mm
Engraver PRUD’HOMME Georges-Henri (1873-1947)
Weight : 162,21 g.
Edge : lisse + corne BRONZE
Puncheon : corne BRONZE
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire ayant été nettoyé, présenté dans sa boîte en carton bordeaux

Obverse


Obverse legend : F.FOCH MARECHAL DE FRANCE / MCMXVIII.
Obverse description : Buste habillé à gauche, signé : G. PRUD’HOMME.

Reverse


Reverse legend : .RETHONDES. / .SIGNATURE. / .DE. / .L’ARMISTICE. / .8-11 NOVEMBRE. / 1918.
Reverse description : Wagon dans une clairière de la forêt de Compiègne (lieu où fut signé l’Armistice de 1918).

Historical background


THIRD REPUBLIC

(4/09/1870-10/07/1940)

Thiers was overthrown by the monarchists May 24, 1873 and replaced by Marshal MacMahon. The office of President shall be increased to seven years by the Assembly. The attempt to restore the monarchy in the person of Henry V fails because it refuses to renounce the white flag. Constitutional laws enacted November 30, 1875 will not be changed until 1940, they provide a relative political stability and spread the monarchical restoration. Legislative conflict in 1877, which opposed Jules Simon and the Duke de Broglie, to the advantage of Republicans. The World Expo 1878 held at the Trocadero. The phone made its appearance in Paris in 1879. Mac Mahon, in conflict with the Assembly, resigns ("comply or resign"). Jules Grevy was elected in his place. Gambetta becomes President of the Chamber of Deputies. The Prince Imperial, son of Napoleon III, was massacred by the Zulus in uniform English. July 14 is National Day in 1880.

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