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  1. Hello TJLA, Vincent is right. He attached the link. I enclose a pic of the front page. I suggest to send Guy a PM, I'm sure he will help. The book is full of different medallion centers with monograms used in the Belgian Military Medal which was awarded during the reign of Belgian kings Leopold II, Albert I, Leopold III and even King Boudewijn. As Vincent wrote, it's written in Ducht and French, but the drawnings are cristal clear. Succes, Jef
  2. Hello, I took a pic of the backside of the Leopold order ( = Leopold I, three models) and the Leopold II order (Leopold II, right). For the monogram of Albert I and Leopold III , I recommend the excelent work of Guy Deploige about Militair ereteken/ Décoration Militaire. Guy is a member on this forum, he certainly will help. Hope this answers your question, Jef
  3. Hello, Would like some help to ID a trouser. I bought the trouser in Germany early eighties. The seller told me it was a trouser of gebirgsjäger, now someone told me it's not a german item. Swiss or Swedish, but not German. In this way I would like to have a second opinion. With kind regards and thanks from Flanders, Jef
  4. Hello Odulf, Attached are pics of a man in my village ( Flanders). He wears a similar cross on his greatcoat as well as on his uniform. He was a novice priest. He was not a priest yet when the war started. Immediately when war broke out he went to Britain and went into the Belgian Army as an brancardier ( Strecher bearer). After the war he was ordained as a priest in 1926. kind regards, Jef
  5. Not all my merit. my good friend Belgoman taught me a lot. Jef
  6. Hello Stuka, Found the attached medals on the net with three different ribbons…..unfortunately without the documents. The medal I attached in previous message was given in 2013, so not that long ago. The medals I attached now are older. You must know the Rhine veteran organisation was erected in 1929 and changed many times her name, the name was Bond der Oudgedienden van het Bezettingsleger/ Féderation des Anciens de l' Armee d'Occupation. Later in 1931, an other name occurs: Oude Rijnwacht /Ancienne Garde au Rhin. Sometimes I wonder if it was the same organisation….. In 1935 a name
  7. Hello Stuka, I see the medal is still existing…. with another ribbon. Jef
  8. Hey david, Saw here a medal for sale: https://www.2dehands.be/verzamelen/overige-verzamelstukken/leger-oorlog-marine/medaille-onoffici%C3%ABle-orde-van-leeuw-386991625.html Text says: not official order of the Lion veterans. But as long I don’t see the paperwork, I'm afraid I don’t believe it kind regards, Jef
  9. Thank you Guy. I know a library where I can find those MB's kind regards, Jef
  10. Hello Guy, Do you know which article ( source, date) is dealing with this medal please. I have several articles of Mr Borné put together in a map but was not able to find this medal. This means there are other articles I don't have. Thank you. regards, jef
  11. Rest in peace, dear friend.
  12. Dear Peter, The problem is, the writer is not a Vet but was a child of 12 years old during WWI. In his late eighties he wrote some memories of his childhood during WWI. With kind regards, Jef
  13. Thank you Peter, The fact it was written in memoirs ( ca. 1980) makes it sometimes hard to believe. Wish I found a diary with more detailed information. At a moment I even was thinking about Americans, because the 91st and 37th US divisions were in the area. But I was told they wore their overseas cap and not the campaing hat. kind regards, Jef
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