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Belgian clandestine press medal

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    Could anyone tell me when this medal was created please?

    Dated on the medal 1940-1944 but is this a late commemorative issue?

    Thanks in anticipation.
    Easty


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    Don't know exactly ! I ll look it up tomorrow.
    Must be early 50'ths I think !
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Thank you Stuka.

    I'm enjoying studying the Belgian medals and in particular the Resistance movement. Having a job sorting out the 'real' from the 'pretend' however! The awards seem to overlap a lot and it's a problem to know who would have got what by way of medals.

    Do you have an image of a Resistance badge/insignia handy that I should be looking out for? I'm guessing it will be the tiger in the triangle type and have seen a lapel badge on the web. Again plenty of copies waiting for a mug to come along!

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    Hello
    created on December 20th, 1945
    not sure, must be verified
    cordially
    Didier

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    Quote by bichon View Post
    Hello
    created on December 20th, 1945
    not sure, must be verified
    cordially
    Didier
    I doubt about it!!
    Because the general resistance medal was officialy created 16 februari 1946!
    However I think the Belgian clandestine press medal was not a official medal but a association medal...
    Still veryfing !
    The official titel/status of member of the "clandestine press" only came up september 1948!
    Here is a link to a Flemish thesis regarding the Belgian clandestine press.
    Sluikpers. Antwerpen, 1940-1944. (Gert De Prins)
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by easty View Post
    Thank you Stuka.

    I'm enjoying studying the Belgian medals and in particular the Resistance movement. Having a job sorting out the 'real' from the 'pretend' however! The awards seem to overlap a lot and it's a problem to know who would have got what by way of medals.

    Do you have an image of a Resistance badge/insignia handy that I should be looking out for? I'm guessing it will be the tiger in the triangle type and have seen a lapel badge on the web. Again plenty of copies waiting for a mug to come along!
    I posted numberous items I came across when collecting, on thise very forum.
    Glad to be of any help!
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Just saw that it was only on 17 juli 1953, one could be recognized as a official member of the clandestine press!
    So the medal must have been instaured passed that date!
    cheers
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Quote by easty View Post
    Thank you Stuka.

    ......

    Do you have an image of a Resistance badge/insignia handy that I should be looking out for? I'm guessing it will be the tiger in the triangle type and have seen a lapel badge on the web...
    That aint no tiger!!!! It is a LION !!! (lol!!)
    As a matter of fact just found a die of a ressitance insigna among my medal and insigna die collection;
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Here is a armband of the groupe (not mine!)
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    That aint no tiger!!!! It is a LION !!! (lol!!)
    As a matter of fact just found a die of a ressitance insigna among my medal and insigna die collection;
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    What the hell made me say tiger I don't know but I do humbly apologise. In my defence I do need glasses but can't bring myself to have my eyes tested!

    Thanks again for the information the thread is bringing out as the war time press doesn't seem to get much limelight. They did an incredible job for the Allies and would have course been very seriously dealt with had they been caught. All part of the resistance movement and due our respect for their courage.

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