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Belgium – National Medal for Assistance 1914-19 in Bronze

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Belgium – National Medal for Assistance 1914-19 in Bronze.

Medal awarded (in four classes) by Decree of May 1919 to those who had assisted in civic aid via the National Committee (“en souvenir de sa collaboration”) – food supplies, the “needs” of the civil population and general humanitarian aid during the war.

It became known as the “Haricot Bean Medal” because of the quantities of dried beans which were doled out to needy citizens!

Example in Bronze (4th Class) with wearing pin, in box of issue – this marked to underside “Madeleine Colin 1914-18”.

Unworn condition.