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    medalnet
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    Here a very interesting example of British and German collaboration. Most of you know the Morenga story and its implications for South West Africa, but not many have seen a real commemorative medal with the rare clasp "Kalahari 1907". The clasp is actually made in a different way then its more common cousins by not using pins on the back but rather using a metal bar like the iron cross repeating bar from 1914 for the second class. This particular medal was awarded to C.Fuller.

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    #12988
    jb floyd
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    This is the only action in which British troops received a German campaign medal; and the "Kalahari 1907" clasp was not given to German troops, but only to the British forces in the pursuit of Morenga.

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    cecawthorne
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    Fascinating pair of medals! I am very curious as to what the exact rank/name/unit impression is on the rim of the Queen’s South Africa Medal?

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    Chris

    #13301
    medalnet
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    Knowing of only too other medals like this one, it is a blessing having the British medal within the group. I tried to take some pictures of the rim, with limited success, but it reads:"43993 Pte C. Fuller, 32nd Bn, Imp: Yeo:" He is listed as one of the eligible recipients. The other one I know came without the British medal so we will never know who received it. The other had even the German SWA medal engraved in a similar manner than the British. Probably privately done. This one is blank.

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