Belgium: Croix de Guerre 1914-1918, with cypher of Albert I, with bronze palm citation on the ribbon for a mention at army level, bearing the cypher of Albert.

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Belgium: Croix de Guerre 1914-1918, with cypher of Albert I, with bronze palm citation on the ribbon for a mention at army level, bearing the cypher of Albert.

Condition: Good Very Fine.
Created on 5 October 1915 to reward ‘military virtue on the field of battle’, the Cross was awarded not only for acts of bravery but in a number of other circumstances, such as the completion of 3 years’ front-line service, to escaped prisoners of war who rejoined their unit and to those whose injuries sustained in combat required them to be invalided out of service. The Cross was awarded not only to Belgians but also to other nationalities and, indeed, became the foreign award most frequently attributed to French military.