Croix de Guerre 1940 -1945

Instituted 20th July 1941 by the Belgian government in exile in London. The Medal was to reward acts of bravery in the face of the enemy. The design was the same as the WW1 version apart from the reverse medallion which now shows the King Leopold III monogram. Ribbon emblems similar to the WW1 version were worn for mention in dispatches (the palmes now bear the "L III L" or "L" monogram instead of the WW1 Albert "A" monogram). Civilian act of bravery could be recognised with the Croix de Guerre from the decree of 20th May 1942 and civilian recipients wore a bronze tower emblem from the decree of the 23rd August 1943. 
Ribbon; red with three green stripes towards each edge.



Belgium Croix de Guerre 1940 -1945

Belgian Croix de Guerre 1940 -1945

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