Greek War Medal 1940–1941


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The Medal for the War of 1940–1941 was instituted by Royal Decree of August 19th 1947. To recognize the actions of the Royal Greek Armed Forces who took part in the war efforts from the outbreak of the war in Greece in 1940 until the fall of Crete in 1941. (It covers the campaigns in Epirus, Albania, Macedonia, Thrace and Crete.)

The medal was also awarded to foreign forces that fought on Greek soil.