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Japanese Imperial Field Marshal's badge

c. 1918

Silver, gold, enamel | 6.4 x 4.2 cm (whole object) | RCIN 441124

Close relations between the courts of Britain and Japan were demonstrated most clearly in 1918, when King George V was made an honorary Field Marshal of the Japanese Army. He was the first and only foreigner to receive this award, with its accompanying badge and sword.

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