FRANCE 1918 (World War I) La Somme Devastation Medal 49.2mm bronze medal 41.98 grams by P. Ansart & Albert Auguste Roze
Obverse: Picardy farming family of father, mother and child survey the ruins of their home before starting out on their journey as refugees; he wears his hat and carries a staff, and the little girl carries a bundle. LA SOMME DEVASTEE / P. ANSART D. ALB. ROZE. SC.
Reverse: the Prussian eagle hovers over the bleak plain of the Somme on whose banks are a few blasted tree trunks. In the distance a church with a spire. 1914 1918 / P.A. A.R.
The Somme post card does not come with the medal