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The Norwegian Defense Medal/Deltagermedaljen 1940-1945

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    The Norwegian Defense Medal 1940-1945 or "Deltagermedaljen" in Norwegian is a Norwegian medal awarded to military and civilian personnel who participated in the fight against Nazi-Germany during the Second World War.

    It was established 19 September 1945, 33 cm wide and 33 cm tall and produced by the goldsmith firm "J.Tostrup" in Oslo.

    Qualifications:

    The be awarded the Norwegian defense medal, you must have met one of the following criteria:

    Participated in the defense of Norway during the invasion in 1940 for at least 5 days

    Served in the Norwegian Merchant fleet or Norwegian armed forces for 4 months or more(Awarded for less than 4 months if the unit one served in was moved to Norway during the liberation).

    Participating in the Campaign in Finnmark(Winter 1944-1945) for 1 month or more.

    Served in the Norwegian resistance moment for 4 months or more

    The medal may also be awarded other allied personnel who took part in the liberation of Norway and served for 1 month or more

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    The medal was also issued with a rosette for having served with distinction several times.

    The following examples are a part of my collection:

    Normal version with Ribbon(Note that the pin to attach it is missing):

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    Defense medal document:
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    These two were bought from the same location and I am fairly certain the belong together:
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    Defense medal with Rosette and original packet:
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    Back:
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    Close-up:

    Front:
    "9th April 1940- 8th May 1945"

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    Back:
    "Deltager i kampen": "Participant in the struggle".

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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Flott!

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    Beautiful and informative! Thanks!

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    Better pictures:
    Might scan the award document later.

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    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres Küsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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