Dutch Liberation Medal 5 May 1945


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Nice looking Dutch Medal in commemoration of the liberation at the end of World War II.
Obverse: The Dutch Virgin standing on a shield carried by 2 creatures in flight. The virgin is carrying a large ensign/flag in her left hand and a sword in her right hand. A top-down view of the Netherlands is depicted to her left. Various flying birds to her right. The edge is marked with the text: “Geen volk is waarlijk vrij, dat niet zichzelf bevrijdt” (No people are truly free, if they don’t free themselves.)
Reverse: Depiction of a burial cross with a helmet on it, behind a V for Victory, and left 2 flags on a pole (United States and The Netherlands) and right 2 flags on a pole (Great Britain and unspecified). The burial cross is placed in the ground (from which the flag poles emerge as well) which has the text “een nieuwe dageraad” (a new dawn) below it. Below this is a crushed dragon with a swastika on its chest. The medal is marked with the following text at the bottom: “5 mei – 1945 (5 May 1945)
Diameter: 70 mm

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