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Belgium WW1 1914 1918 Medal Decoration Battle Yser 1914

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Hello everyone, I just picked up this medal today for my collection. Can any one tell me why the colors on the ribbon were used??

Thank you very much

Lorenzo

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Hello Lorenzo,

The black colour is used because of the mourning and red colour recalls shed blood on the Yser battlefield. About 40 000 Belgian soldiers died there.

Bagramjan

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Hello Lorenzo,

The black colour is used because of the mourning and red colour recalls shed blood on the Yser battlefield. About 40 000 Belgian soldiers died there.

Bagramjan

Thank you very much for the information.

Lorenzo

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That was the very first Belgian medal I bought, about 20 years ago :rolleyes: Now, I have a few more.

Regards,

Dolfek.

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That was the very first Belgian medal I bought, about 20 years ago :rolleyes: Now, I have a few more.

Regards,

Dolfek.

I would like to see some of your issues of this medal

Thank you

Lorenzo

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I was wondering if you had any with the original box or bag of issue??

Lorenzo

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Hi,

When I said "now I have a few more" I meaned belgian medals.

I´ve just have one medal of this kind, and no box or packet.

By the way mine is exactly like yours.

Regards,

Dolfek.

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Is there any other good medals that i should get for my collection that would go along with this battle??

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Lorenzo

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Yes. You could get a Croix de Guerre (with a palm or lion), a commemorative war medal (with a few bars) and the WWI victory medal. All belgian of course. That would be a basic and nice group.

This medal was awarded to french troops too. So, you may add some french medals instead. I personally have mine in a belgian group.

Regards,

Dolfek.

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