Awarded to administrators, commissioners and all others, working in those institutions and official organisations that were established to repair the material as well as human war damages, for meritorious services.
This medal was instituted, as a bronze gilt medal, on 22 May 1928. The obverse shows a woman (representing Belgium), holding flowers, against a background of a city with a tower being repaired. The reverse depicts the ruins of Ypres with the dates "1914" and "1918" and in a panel underneath, embellished by two oak leaves, the bilingual text : "SOUVENIR DE LA RESTAURATION NATIONALE" / "AANDENKEN VAN DE NATIONALE HERSTELLING") (In remembrance of the national restoration).
Both obverse and reverse identify the artist that designed this medal : ALF. MAUQUOI (obverse), A.M. (reverse).
The ribbon is red with two light blue stripes.
The Medal of the National Restoration 1914-1918
National Restoration Medal (obverse, reverse)
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