Gembloux Medal 1940
Created in April 1956 by the
council of the Belgian town of Gembloux to commemorate the halting
of the German 16th Panzer Corps between the dates 14th - 16th May
1940 in the "Gembloux Gap". The Moroccan Division and the 15th
Infantry Division were the main participants.
Description; a Geneva cross 40mm wide
in matt bronze finish. The cross is overlain by an oak and laurel
wreath which also in-fills the space between the arms. Obverse: A
dagger or bayonet overlain by a Moroccan star, plunged into a broken
swastika, with the words VINCERE SCIS
N across the horizontal arms. Reverse bears the
inscription 14-16 MAI GEMBLOUX 1940.
|Ribbon; white with a central black stripe, and edge
stripes of the Belgian Tricolour.