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The Resistance Star, East Asia, 1942-45

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsThis is a pretty cool looking medal and a pretty rare one. It is the East Asia Star, awarded for those involved in the resistance against the Japanese occupation in the Dutch East Indies from 1942 to 1945.

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The War Commemorative Cross with Oorlogsdienst Visserij 1940-1945 Bar

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsThis medal was issued with a number of bars. This one is with the Oorlogsdienst Visserij 1940-1945 bar.

 

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The War Commemorative Cross with Krijg Te Land 1940-1945 Bar

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsThis medal was issued with a number of bars. This one is with the Krijg Te Land 1940-1945 bar. Note the unusual mounting of this medal compared to my other examples below.

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The Air Defence Service Medal

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsThis is a pretty little medal, created by the Dutch version of the ARP or RLB to reward good service in air raid protection between 1940 and 1945. One of my favourites, the image on the front is of a woman shielding children from overhead aircraft.

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The Mobilization War Cross

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsThis is the Dutch Mobilization War Cross. It was awarded to all those who served during the mobilization of 1939-1940 but were not entitled to the War Commemorative Cross.

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New Guinea Commemorative Cross

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsThis medal was awarded by the Netherlands to those military personnell who served in the conflict of New Guinea in the period 1961-1962. The medal was awarded to military personel serving for at least three months in this confrontation with Indonesia. On the ribbon a clasp can be worn with the year 1962 on it. It indicates that bearer has been involved in actual combat in 1962.

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The War Commemorative Cross

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 24, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NetherlandsThis medal was issued with a number of bars. This one is without a bar.

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