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Civil Resistance Medal (Médaille de la Résistance Civile / Burgerlijke Weerstandsmedaille), 1940-1945, miniature
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Civil Resistance Medal (Médaille de la Résistance Civile / Burgerlijke Weerstandsmedaille), 1940-1945, miniature
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Miniature circular bronze medal with laterally-pierced lug for ribbon suspension; the face with a half-length naked male figure facing left, his left arm laterally across his body, his right raised from the elbow in the act of breaking the chains that bind his wrists, a female figure to the right in a simple shift looking directly ahead over his left shoulder; the reverse inscribed ‘RESTITERUNT’ (Latin = They resisted), dated ‘1940’ above and ‘1945’ below; diameter 13.93mm (0.55 inch); on original age-faded ribbon. The medal was instituted on 21 March 1951 and awarded to those civilians who had been recognised as active in resisting German occupation. It was designed by George Vindevogel, a member of the family of sculptors and founders based in Zwijnaarde, just south of Gent.

 
Civil Resistance Medal (Médaille de la Résistance Civile / Burgerlijke Weerstandsmedaille), 1940-1945, miniature
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Civil Resistance Medal (Médaille de la Résistance Civile / Burgerlijke Weerstandsmedaille), 1940-1945, miniature
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Civil Resistance Medal (Médaille de la Résistance Civile / Burgerlijke Weerstandsmedaille), 1940-1945, miniature
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