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    MALCOLM S. FORBES COLLECTION: WWI BRITISH BOXING TROPHY, PRESENTED IN FRANCE BY THE BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE, 1919
    Vaughton & Sons, Birmingham, England
    9-1/2 inches high (24.1 cm)
    22.23 troy ounces

    Engraved with a presentation inscription to the First Battalion Royal Fusiliers as winners of the 17th Infantry Brigade Boxing Competition held at Baisieux, France, January 18th 1919. The verso molded BRITISH EXPEDITIONARY FORCE in relief. The term British Expeditionary Force, or BEF, was adopted by surviving troops from the monumental battles on the Western Front in the Great War, who maintained a military presence on the front lines until the Armistice and, as this extraordinary trophy illustrates, for the ensuing months. Imagine the valor of these men.


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