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1945 Australian Victory Medal

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Australia WW2 Victory medal 1945.

A unique piece of Australian history is this vintage token that was handed out to Australian school children at the end of World War 2.

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Design

Made of silvered copper by Stokes of Melbourne this example is in slightly worn condition with some of the silver has been rubbed back but overall it is not detractive.

Medal is 27mm in diameter.

History

Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day or VE Day) was on May 8, 1945, the date when the World War II Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of the armed forces of Nazi Germany. On April 30 Hitler committed suicide during the Battle of Berlin and so the surrender of Germany was authorized by his replacement, President of Germany Karl Doenitz. The administration headed up by Dönitz was known as the Flensburg Government. The act of military surrender was signed on May 7 in Reims, France, and May 8 in Berlin, Germany.

*All historical info taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only

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