Croix Du Feu. (1914 - 1918)
Cross of Fire. (1914 - 1918)

      Service at the front under fire was initially recognised with the record of service document the "Carte du Feu "  and the issue of a lapel badge.  In 1934 a medal was instituted for the same purpose.
      The medal takes the form of a rectangular panel mounted on a short armed Greek cross. The obverse depicts a battlefield with an artillery field gun in the distance and a helmet and bayonet in the foreground. A  radiant sun is breaking through the clouds above. This scene is framed by two pillars of laurel left and right. The reverse depicts a diagonally positioned laurel branch with the central inscription "SALUS PATRIAE SUPREMA LEX", bottom right are the dates 1914 - 1918 and top left a radiant royal crown.  The designers signature "A. Rombaut" is bottom left. The medal is in three variants - two are shown below, the third is a slightly smaller version of the second type. These three types corresponding to the three main manufacturers.
Ribbon; red with three blue stripes, one at the centre and the other two near the edges.



Belgium Croix Du Feu. (1914 - 1918)

Belgian Croix Du Feu. (1914 - 1918)



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