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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06196.206 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Object Date: Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "Honorary Commander of the Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire" medal.

People: Hilldring , John H.

Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Keywords/Subjects: World War II, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Medal, Military History

Sub Era: World War II