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ID number:  BIRRC-H0312
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  University Heritage Collection
Title / Object name:  Bevrijding van Gent Medal
Object type:  Medal
Date made:  c. 1994
Collector:  Eden, Anthony
Materials:  Metal
Measurements:  Box: 14 x 12 cm
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Bevrijding van gent medal dated 6/9/1944. Presented to Robert Antony Eden in a brown presentation box with gold insignia.

Inscriptions / Translations:  TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE ROBERT ANTHONY EDEN M.C., M.P. WITH DEEPEST GRATTITUDE

Notes:  Translates as 'Liberation of Belgium' produced to commemorate the liberation of Belgium from four years of German occupation during WW2. Allied forces entered the country on 06/09/44 but not completed until 04/02/45 when all German forces had been expelled. Eden was Foreign Secretary 1940 - 1945.

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