Medal for Escaped Prisoners, instituted 20 August 1926 in France.
The medal was awarded to French soldiers who during World War I were taken prisoner during combat and later escaped. It was also available to those from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and was extended to World War II.
Draped bust of Marianne, the national emblem of the French Republic, wearing an oak wreath facing left; around, "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE". Ribbon, not held, should be green with orange stripes.
Reverse bears wreath that frames central text: "MEDAILLE / DES / EVADES".
Cultural Gifts Donation from Harold Mower, Apr 1991
circa 1918 AD
Obverse inscription: "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE". Reverse inscription: "MEDAILLE / DES / EVADES".
Type of item
43 mm (Outside Diameter), 13.152 g (Weight)
Round with loop