​ Belgium: Medal of the Resistance 1940-1945.

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Belgium: Medal of the Resistance 1940-1945.

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The medal was instituted on 16 February 1946 to be awarded to members of the Belgian armed resistance. Belgium was on the route of many Allied bombers to and from Germany and the Belgian Resistance smuggled at least 3,500 downed airmen back to England at a time when there was a great shortage of aircrew. A realistic estimate is that more than 70,000 Belgians out of a total population of 8 million took part in the Resistance.