Croix de Guerre 1914- 1918 

     Instituted 25th October 1915 to reward acts of bravery in the face of the enemy, it could also being awarded for long service at the front. Bronze, silver and silver-gilt palmes and lion ribbon emblems were awarded for various categories of Mention in Dispatches - five bronze being replaced by a silver emblem etc. in a similar fashion to the French Croix de Guerre. Various later decrees modified (expanded) the award criteria  to include those died of wounds, escaped prisoners, certain volunteers, etc.
     The medal: A bronze bath cross with a pivoting crown suspension, crossed swords are positioned between the arms of the cross. The obverse central medallion depicts the Belgian lion rampant. The reverse medallion bears King Albert's royal monogram "A".
Ribbon: red with five green stripes, three grouped  more centrally.



Belgium Croix de Guerre 1914- 1918 

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