Irgun/Etzel "Prisoners Award" medal issued to members of that underground Revisionist Zionist organization who were deported and held in British detention camps in East Africa (Eritrea, Kenya, Sudan; Sembel, Gilgil camps), from 1944-48 (during the Hebrew Revolt and start of the Israeli War of Independence). Issued by the "Association of Etzel Soldiers".
A superbly manufactured decoration: thick, heavy, well detailed - and with the scarcely enountered ribbon and metal clasp, which has a safety pin back. Weight: 18.30g. Undated, but issued around 1961, when the Irgun veterans association ("Brit Khayalei Etzel"), which issued this medal, was formed.
מילות מפתח: מיליטריה מיליטאריה מדליות מדליה מזכרות מזכרת אות אותות יחידות יחידה הנצחה הוקרה צה"ל צה"לי צבא אצ"ל לח"י