UK General Service Medal with clasp PALESTINE 1945-48 to soldier Szpunt, who in 1952 was lieutenant-colonel in the IDF

Two British medals:  At the left the Defence Medal for service during the Second World War. At the right the General Service medal with clasp Palestine 1945-48, for service in the British army in this area during the period of less friendly relations between the UK and the Jews of the land of Israel.  Both medals were sent from the UK to Lieutenant Colonel Szpunt of the Israeli army. An extremely rare combination!
 

Igor Ostapenko