HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1000] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]

picture info

Abyssinian War Medal
The Abyssinian War Medal
Abyssinian War Medal
was awarded for service between 4 October 1867 and 19 April 1868[1] to those who participated in the 1868 Expedition to Abyssinia. This punitive expedition, led by Lieutenant-General Sir Robert Napier, was carried out by armed forces of the British Empire against the Ethiopian Empire. Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia, imprisoned several missionaries and two representatives of the British government.[2] The punitive expedition launched by the British in response required the transportation of a sizable military force hundreds of miles across mountainous terrain lacking any road system. About 14,000 medals were awarded, 12,000 to the British and Indian armies and 1,981 to the Royal Navy[3] Description[edit] The medal is silver, 1.25 inches (32 mm) in diameter
[...More...]

"Abyssinian War Medal" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
The United Kingdom
United Kingdom
of Great Britain
Great Britain
and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
(UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe
[...More...]

"United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Tewodros II
Téwodros II (Ge'ez: ቴዎድሮስ, baptized as Sahle Dingil, and often referred to in English by the equivalent Theodore II) (c. 1818 – April 13, 1868) was the Emperor of Ethiopia
Emperor of Ethiopia
from 1855 until his death. He was born Kassa Haile Giorgis, but was more regularly referred to as Kassa Hailu (Ge'ez: ካሳ ኃይሉ — meaning "restitution" and "His [or the] power"). His rule is often placed as the beginning of modern Ethiopia, ending the decentralized Zemene Mesafint
Zemene Mesafint
(Era of the Princes). Tewodros II's origins were in the Era of the Princes, but his ambitions were not those of the regional nobility. He sought to reestablish a cohesive Ethiopian state and to reform its administration and church. He did not initially claim Solomonic lineage but did seek to restore Solomonic hegemony, and he considered himself the Elect of God
[...More...]

"Tewodros II" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

South Africa Medal (1880)
Africa
Africa
is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (the first being Asia
Asia
in both categories). At about 30.3 million km2 (11.7 million square miles) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of Earth's total surface area and 20% of its total land area.[3] With 1.2 billion[1] people as of 2016, it accounts for about 16% of the world's human population. The continent is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea
Mediterranean Sea
to the north, both the Suez Canal and the Red Sea
Red Sea
along the Sinai Peninsula
Sinai Peninsula
to the northeast, the Indian Ocean
Ocean
to the southeast and the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
to the west. The continent includes Madagascar
Madagascar
and various archipelagos
[...More...]

"South Africa Medal (1880)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Campaign Medal
A campaign medal is a military decoration which is awarded to a member of the military who serves in a designated military operation or performs duty in a geographical theater. Campaign medals are very similar to service medals but carry a higher status as the award usually involves deployment to a foreign region or service in a combat zone. History[edit] Campaign medals were first invented to recognize general military service in war, in contrast to meritorious decorations which were only issued on a small scale for acts of heroism and bravery
[...More...]

"Campaign Medal" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Diadem
A diadem is a type of crown, specifically an ornamental headband worn by monarchs and others as a badge of royalty. The word derives from the Greek διάδημα diádēma, "band" or "fillet",[1] from διαδέω diadéō, "I bind round", or "I fasten".[2] The term originally referred to the embroidered white silk ribbon, ending in a knot and two fringed strips often draped over the shoulders, that surrounded the head of the king to denote his authority. Such ribbons were also used to crown victorious athletes in important sports games in antiquity. It was later applied to a metal crown, generally in a circular or "fillet" shape
[...More...]

"Diadem" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Obverse And Reverse
Obverse and its opposite, reverse, refer to the two flat faces of coins and some other two-sided objects, including paper money, flags, seals, medals, drawings, old master prints and other works of art, and printed fabrics. In this usage, obverse means the front face of the object and reverse means the back face. The obverse of a coin is commonly called heads, because it often depicts the head of a prominent person, and the reverse tails. In fields of scholarship outside numismatics, the term front is more commonly used than obverse, while usage of reverse is widespread. The equivalent terms used in codicology, manuscript studies, print studies and publishing are "recto" and "verso".Contents1 Identification 2 Modern coins 3 Specific currencies3.1 Coins of the European Union 3.2 Coins of Japan 3.3 Coins of the United Kingdom 3.4 Coins of the United States4 See also 5 ReferencesIdentification[edit]This section does not cite any sources
[...More...]

"Obverse And Reverse" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Royal Navy
The Royal Navy
Navy
(RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force. Although warships were used by the English kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were fought in the Hundred Years War
Hundred Years War
against the Kingdom of France. The modern Royal Navy
Navy
traces its origins to the early 16th century; the oldest of the UK's armed services, it is known as the Senior Service. From the middle decades of the 17th century, and through the 18th century, the Royal Navy
Navy
vied with the Dutch Navy
Navy
and later with the French Navy
Navy
for maritime supremacy. From the mid 18th century, it was the world's most powerful navy until surpassed by the United States Navy
Navy
during the Second World War
[...More...]

"Royal Navy" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

British Army
The British Army
Army
is the principal land warfare force of the United Kingdom, a part of British Armed Forces. As of 2017, the British Army comprises just over 80,000 trained regular (full-time) personnel and just over 26,500 trained reserve (part-time) personnel.[4] Since April 2013, Ministry of Defence publications have not reported the entire strength of the Regular Reserve; instead, only Regular Reserves serving under the fixed-term reserve contracts have been counted.[5] The modern British Army
Army
traces back to 1707, with an antecedent in the English Army
Army
that was created during the Restoration in 1660
[...More...]

"British Army" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Sir Robert Napier
East India Company / Indian ArmyYears of service 1828–1890Rank Field MarshalCommands Bombay Army Commander-in-Chief, IndiaBattles/wars First Anglo-Sikh War Second Anglo-Sikh War Indian Mutiny Second Opium War Expedition to AbyssiniaAwards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of IndiaField Marshal Robert Cornelius Napier, 1st Baron Napier of Magdala GCB, GCSI, FRS (6 December 1810 – 14 January 1890) was an Indian Army officer. He fought in the First Anglo-Sikh War and the Second Anglo-Sikh War before seeing action as chief engineer during the second relief of Lucknow in March 1858 during the Indian Mutiny. He also served in the Second Opium War as commander of the 2nd division of the expeditionary force which took part in the Battle of Taku Forts in August 1860, the entry to Peking in September 1860 and the destruction of the Old Summer Palace in October 1860
[...More...]

"Sir Robert Napier" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Punitive Expedition
A punitive expedition is a military journey undertaken to punish a state or any group of persons outside the borders of the punishing state. It is usually undertaken in response to perceived disobedient or morally wrong behavior, either as revenge or to apply strong diplomatic pressure without a formal declaration of war
[...More...]

"Punitive Expedition" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

1868 Expedition To Abyssinia
The British Expedition to Abyssinia was a rescue mission and punitive expedition carried out in 1868 by the armed forces of the British Empire against the Ethiopian Empire. Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia, then often referred to by the anglicized name Theodore, imprisoned several missionaries and two representatives of the British government in an attempt to get the attention of the British government, which had decided against his requests for military assistance. The punitive expedition launched by the British in response required the transportation of a sizable military force hundreds of miles across mountainous terrain lacking any road system. The formidable obstacles to the action were overcome by the commander of the expedition, General Sir Robert Napier, who was victorious in every battle with the troops of Tewodros, captured the Ethiopian capital and rescued all the hostages. The expedition was widely hailed on its return for achieving all its objectives. Harold G
[...More...]

"1868 Expedition To Abyssinia" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

British Indian Army
First World War: ~1,750,000 Second World War: ~2,500,000Headquarters GHQ IndiaEquipment Lee–EnfieldEngagements Second Anglo-Afghan War Third Anglo-Afghan War Third Anglo-Burmese War Second Opium War Anglo-Egyptian War British Expedition to Abyssinia First Mohmand Campaign Boxer Rebellion Tirah Campaign British expedition to Tibet Mahdist War First World War Waziristan
Waziristan
campaign (1919–1920) Waziristan
Waziristan
campaign (1936–1939) Second World War North-West Frontier (1858–1947)CommandersNotable commanders Lord Roberts Lord Kitchener Sir William Birdwood Sir William Slim Sir Claude Auchinleck Sir Edward QuinanA group of Indian soldiers posing for volley firing orders
[...More...]

"British Indian Army" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Royal Mint
The Royal Mint
Royal Mint
is a government-owned mint that produces coins for the United Kingdom. Operating under the name Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Ltd, the mint is a limited company that is wholly owned by Her Majesty's Treasury and is under an exclusive contract to supply all the nation's coinage. As well as minting circulating coins for use domestically and internationally, the mint also produces planchets, commemorative coins, various types of medals and precious metal bullion.[3] The mint exports to an average of 60 countries a year, making up 70% of its total sales.[4] Formed over 1,100 years ago, the mint was historically part of a series of mints that became centralised to produce coins for the Kingdom of England, all of Great Britain
Great Britain
and eventually most of the British Empire
[...More...]

"Royal Mint" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Cape Of Good Hope General Service Medal
The Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal
Cape of Good Hope General Service Medal
is a British campaign medal which was awarded to members of the Cape Colonial Forces
Cape Colonial Forces

[...More...]

"Cape Of Good Hope General Service Medal" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Indian Mutiny Medal
The Indian Mutiny
Indian Mutiny
Medal
Medal
was a campaign medal approved in 1858,[1] for issue to officers and men of British and Indian units who served in operations in suppression of the Indian Mutiny. The medal was initially sanctioned for award to those troops who had been engaged in action against the mutineers. However, in 1868 the award was extended to all those who had borne arms or who had been under fire,[2] including such people as members of the Indian judiciary and the Indian civil service, who were caught up in the fighting.[3] Some 290,000 medals were awarded.[4] The obverse depicts the diademed head of a young Queen Victoria with the legend VICTORIA REGINA, designed by William Wyon[4]. The reverse shows a helmeted Britannia holding a wreath in her right hand and a union shield on her left arm. She is standing in front of a lion. Above is the word INDIA, with the dates 1857-1858 below
[...More...]

"Indian Mutiny Medal" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo
.