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Medal of National Recognition (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale) 1940-1945
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Medal of National Recognition (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale)  1940-1945
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Large circular bronze medal with integral ribbon bar; the face with the dates ‘1940’ and ‘1945’ and ‘divers signes symbolisant: la guerre (fils de fer barbelés), l’aide apportée aux résistants et réfractaires (mains protectrices recueillant des patriotes persécutés) et les peines auxquelles s’exposaient telles que l’exécution (croix), l’incarcération (grilles de prison), la déportation (pont menant en exil), la confiscation des biens (toit brisé)’ (various signs symbolising the war (barbed wire), the aid given to resistants and resisters (protecting hands around persecuted patriots) and the penalties to which they exposed themselves such as execution (cross), imprisonment (prison bars), deportation (bridge leading to exile) and confiscation of goods (broken roof)); the reverse inscribed ‘RECONNAISSANCE NATIONALE GRAND DUCHÉ DE LUXEMBOURG’ (National Recognition Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) within a border of five concentric rings; on original ribbon. The full title of the medal is ‘La médaille de la reconnaissance nationale pour services rendu à la patrie luxembourgeoise pendant la guerre de 1940 à 1945, aide portée aux enrôlés de force et résistants (The medal of national recognition for services rendered to the Luxembourg homeland during the war of 1940 to 1945, aid given to the armed forces and resistants). It was instituted after World War II and awarded by the Grand Duchess and subsequently the Grand Duke after consultation with the Minister of State, President of the Government and deliberation of the government. It is one of the rarest Resistance medals of World War II.

 
Medal of National Recognition (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale)  1940-1945
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Medal of National Recognition (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale)  1940-1945
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Medal of National Recognition (Médaille de la Reconnaissance Nationale)  1940-1945
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