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POW guard medal?
Old 11-06-2019, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default POW guard medal?

Not quite sure what this was awarded for.
Thanks for any reply.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:06 PM   #2
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Belgian "Prisoners of war 1940-1945" Bronze medal:


The Prisoner of War Medal 1940–1945 (French Médaille du Prisonnier de Guerre 1940–1945, Dutch: Krijgsgevangenenmedaille 1940–1945) was a Belgian war service medal established by royal decree on 20 October 1947 and awarded to all members of the Belgian Armed Forces imprisoned by Axis Forces during the Second world War.

During Worls War Two, Belgian prisoners of war were principally Belgian soldiers captured by the Germans during and shortly after the Battle of Belgium in May 1940.

225,000 men, approximately 30 percent of the strength of the Belgian Army in 1940, were deported to prisoner of war camps in Germany.

Large repatriations of prisoners, particularly of soldiers of Flemish origin, to occupied Belgium occurred in 1940 and 1941.

Nevertheless, as many as 70,000 remained prisoners remained in captivity until 1945, and around 1,800 died in German camps during the course of the war.


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Old 11-07-2019, 04:20 AM   #3
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That's a very nicely designed medal, thanks also for the information Ron ... every day's a school day

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Not the same but similar ... here's a miniature German WWI POW medal I have --
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:18 PM   #4
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Thank you very much for that information ! Much appreciated.
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Old 11-07-2019, 09:43 PM   #5
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Ian,



Very nice, and indeed every day brings us new information!


Here is a US POW Medal:

The Prisoner of War Medal is a military award of the United States Armed forces which was authorized by Congress and signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on 8 November 1985.

Charles R Gramc was a WW2 Prisoner of War

16026921 GRAMC CHARLES R ARMY
European Theatre: France Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated GERMANY Stalag 12A to 9B Limburg An Der Lahn Hessen-Nassau, Prussia 50-08

He received this medal many years after the War........



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