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Now, for three variations of the 2nd type. Again, you can see minor differences. The first two have the small, fatter tires on the cannon.

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Another one; again, note the minor detail differences in the areas pointed out with the Type 1's.

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And yet another, with the larger narrower wheels.

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Okay, so we see several different styles of the Type's 1 & 2 and I'll add the one posted by Rob earlier, here again for consistency. I want to point out that Rob's is very similar but note the number of bars on the left (29) and right (30) sides!

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And when I thought I found another one identical to Rob's, I noticed this one had only 21 bars on both sides same as the first one I showed above. :speechless: All the other details are pretty identical and I think if both were taken under similar lighting conditions, we would see it easier.

Any other examples???

Tim

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Was this cross awarded to members of Force Publique who saw combat action in Africa during WW1?

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Was this cross awarded to members of Force Publique who saw combat action in Africa during WW1?

The original establishment decree of 6 Feb 1934 says any and all holders of the "fire card", anybody that had come under fire. One would think the members of the Force Publique meeting this prerequisite would be eligible.

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On 9.1.2014 at 15:42, Kvart said:

Was this cross awarded to members of Force Publique who saw combat action in Africa during WW1?

Thank you for your answer, TacHel.

In an old auction catalog, I found this group. It indicates that the cross could be awarded for fighting in Congo. But the group raises other questions. Where are the Victory medal WW1 commemorative medal?

Belgisk kongogryppe med stridskorset.jpg

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