Belgium - Medal

Description
Belgium - Medal
Original - Very well

Beautiful set of Belgian medals period WW1 and WW2.

Top left IMOS Order of Merit Cross Officer, next to it IMOS Order of Merit Cross Knight.

IMOS (Interallied Military Organization Sphinx): founded in 1939 to coordinate the resistance networks against the Nazis in Europe, IMOS has since become a veteran association to pay tribute to those who fought for our freedoms.

Next to IMOS we find the Remembrance Medal 40-45, with swords.

Next to it the medal Order of Leopold II.

Bottom row:

1. The Fire Cross 1914-1918:
Awarded to all those who had received the "Fire Card", i.e. all those who had served at least
18 months on the front line.
This bronze cross, with short, broad arms, was established on February 6, 1934 and is worn
immediately after the Iron Medal (or Cross). The Cross of Fire could not be awarded posthumously.

2. The Victory medal:
also called "Inter-Allied medal1914-1918" or, because of the text on the reverse "Medal of the War for Civilisation", is the Belgian Inter-Allied Medal awarded to approximately 300,000 to 350,000 veterans after victory in the First World War.

3. The Commemorative Medal to the War 1914-1918:
awarded to those who served in the ranks of the Belgian armed forces during the
world war and met the criteria for the Victory Medal.

The front of the medal shows the helmeted head of a soldier with the helmet adorned with a laurel. In the lower corners of the medal are the years
"1914" and "1918" while at the top of the medal a climbing lion, surrounded by an oak leaf branch (left) and a laurel branch (right). The reverse has a bilingual inscription, under a king's crown flanked by an oak leaf branch (left) and a laurel branch
(right): "MEDAILLE COMMEMORATIVE / DE LA CAMPAGNE / 1914-1918 / COMMEMORATIVE MEDAL / VAN DEN VELDTOCHT".

Lot details
Type
Medal
Country of Origin
Belgium
Condition
Very well
Original/ Replica
Original
Comes with certificate of authenticity
No
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