Orders, Decorations and Insignia: Military and Civil 1921 by Colonel ROBERT E. WYLLIE ~ Medals Ribbons Uniforms


Title: Orders, Decorations and Insignia: Military and Civil. With the History and Romance of their Origin and a Full Description of Each

Author: Colonel Robert E. Wyllie

Description: Blue cloth boards with black lettering. Light wear at spine ends; minor blemishes on covers. Interior is clean and unmarked; pages crisp. 367 illustrations (over 200 in color). xxi, 269, [2] pages. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.


[I] The History and Development of Medals and Decorations.
[II] Military Orders.
[III] Nomenclature, Classification, and Method of Wearing Decorations and Medals.
[IV] American Decorations.
[V] American Service Medals and Badges.
[VI] Great Britain.
[VII] France, Belgium, and Monaco.
[VIII] Portugal and Italy.
[IX] Eastern Europe.
[X] Asia and America.
[XI] Decoration of the Colours.
[XII] Shoulder Insignia.
[XIII] Insignia of Rank.
[XIV] Insignia and Distinctive Colours of Arm of Service.

Written by Colonel Robert Edward Evan Wyllie (1873-1961), General Staff, USA. He was born in Assam, India to British parents, immigrated to the United States in 1888, and became a naturalized citizen in 1895. He was commissioned in the U.S. Artillery in 1898 and served in the Philippines 1907-1909. He was awarded the American Distinguished Service Medal for services rendered in World War I as Chief of the Equipment Branch, General Staff (including heading the committee that provided uniforms to the American Expeditionary Force). He was also awarded the Spanish War and Victory Medals; Order of Danilo I (Montenegro). He retired with the rank Brigadier General.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: G. P. Putnam's Sons
Place: New York and London
Year: 1921

Keywords: military, uniform, medals, ribbons,

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