Spoorwegstakingspenning 1944

Netherlands, the

Translation: Railroad Strike Medallion 1944
Number of awards in the database: 0
Total awarded for WW II: unknown

In comemmoration of the Railroad strike in the Netherlands, that started on September 17th 1944, a special decoration was provided. De decoration was awarded together with a letter of thanks by the Dutch Railways.

On the front on can see the text "N.V.Nederlandse Spoorwegen" (Dutch Railways). Together with the text one can see a winged railwaywheel with a flag in the background. The wheel is rolling over a rails.

On the obverse there can be seen a Dutch Lion in the background, covered with the words "ter herinnering aan de eendrachtige opvolging van het stakingsbevel 17 september 1944" (in comemmoration to those that listened to the order to go on strike)or "in dankbare herinnering aan uw steun en medewerking bij de spoorwegstaking 17 september 1944-5 mei 1945" (in thanks for supporting and helping the Railroad strike).

There are smaller versions kniwn in the form of a medal.
 

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Picture source:   - Wilco Vermeer
Information source(s):   - Wilco Vermeer
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