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Commemorative Medal of War by a Belgian soldier and former POW

Object | Accession Number: 2014.427.2 a-b

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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Medal from the collection of Leopold Guttman, who was arrested and imprisoned as a member of the Belgian army.
    Date
    commemoration:  1940-1945
    Geography
    issue: Belgium
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Norman Guttman
    Markings
    front, embossed : letter 'V' / 1940 1945
    back, embossed : MEDAILLE COMMEMORATIVE DE LA GUERRE / HERINNERINGSMEDAILLE VAN DEN OORLOG / 1940-1945

    Physical Details

    Language
    French Dutch
    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Medals
    Physical Description
    Circular bronze medal with a large letter 'V', a roaring lion inside the letter and the years 1940 and 1945. The medal is attached to a yellow ribbon with black and white stripes and two crossed sabres
    a: medal and ribbon
    b: red box
    Dimensions
    a: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 1.500 inches (3.81 cm)
    b: Height: 4.250 inches (10.795 cm) | Width: 2.125 inches (5.398 cm) | Depth: 0.625 inches (1.588 cm)
    Materials
    a : metal, ribbon
    b : cardboard

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The medal was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014 by Norman Guttman, the son of Leopold Guttman.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:27:20
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