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Campaign Medals of Jude Law’s Dr. Watson

Campaign Medals of Jude Law’s Dr. Watson

“I served at the fatal battle of Maiwand.”

– A Study in Scarleti (STUD)

SH-GOS Stag Party with medals
Jude Law’s Dr. Watson character wearing the Afghanistan Medal & the Roberts Star during his stag party ~ Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

We have done a few posts before on the various cinematic versions of Dr. Watson and the various military decorations they have worn. We now turn our attention to the portrayal by Jude Law in the two movies in the Robert Downey, Jr. series.

In the second film, Law’s version of Watson is seen wearing two medals – the Afghanistan Campaign Medal and the Roberts Star.

The Afghanistan Campaign Medal makes sense to include as it was awarded to all participants. You can read more about the medal HERE. The Roberts Star inclusion is problematic as Watson would not have been able to participate in the march from Kabul to Kandahar as we discussed in this post.

A Sherlockian Challenge Coin from Afghanistan

A Sherlockian Challenge Coin from Afghanistan

“… You have been in Afghanistan, I perceive.” – A Study in Scarlet (STUD)     We are pleased to report that we now have a FOURTH challenge coin issued by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory. You can read about the other three challenge coins HERE. The United States Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, or USACIL,… Continue Reading

Dr. Watson’s Afghanistan Campaign Medal

Dr. Watson’s Afghanistan Campaign Medal

“The campaign brought honours and promotion to many, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster.” – A Study In Scarlet (STUD) With that comment, within the first two hundred words of STUD, we are given a strong viewpoint of Dr Watson’s regarding his participation in the Second Anglo-Afghanistan War of 1878 – 1880.… Continue Reading