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The Dutch military mount their medals in a so called Prussian style. It was officially adopted in/around 1913 for officers in the forces. Around 1928 it was authorized for NCO's and lower. The story is that the spouse of the Dutch Queen Wilhelmina,  called Prins Hendrik (Prince Henry/Prinz Heinrich), who was originally from Germany, introduced this style in the Netherlands. They married in 1901, so it took some years to be adopted.


Dutch civilians till today wear their medals hanging from the ribbon.




An example.


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