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Here is a set which probably belonged to a Dutch soldier who served in the Dutch Princess Irene Brigade in WW2. This brigade fought in Northwest Europe in 1944-1945.

 

As you can see he chose to wear his British Campaign stars. This was forbidden in the Dutch forces after WW2. Since the eighties of the last century most veterans are retired and started to wear them anyway.

 

His medals are:

Bronze Lion

War Remembrance cross with 3 clasps

Resistance Remembrance cross

1939-1945 star

France and Germany star

Defence Medal

War medal 39-45

 

Unfortunately his name is lost in history. 

 

 

 

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Hi Brett,

Thank you for your comments, if any questions on Dutch medals, just let me know. And yes some are really well designed, on the last two pictures the medals are from Sweden(north star order, and sword order)

Here is another one from the modern conflicts, enjoy!

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Here is a full set to a Dutch Marine NCO who got a Member (Lid) grade award in the Order of Oranje Nassau AND a Bronze Cross (Bronzen Kruis) bravery award. This is a ultra rare combination in a modern group.

 

Enjoy the picture.

Herman

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On 12/05/2019 at 10:33, Herman said:

Here is a full set to a Dutch Marine NCO who got a Member (Lid) grade award in the Order of Oranje Nassau AND a Bronze Cross (Bronzen Kruis) bravery award. This is a ultra rare combination in a modern group.

Wow! Such a remarkable medal bar!

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