Dutch Cross of Resistance

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Dutch Cross of Resistance

The Dutch Cross of Resistance
Awarded by Flag of the Netherlands.svg Kingdom of the Netherlands
Type Civil decoration
Awarded for Extreme bravery awarded to the Dutch resistance
Status No longer awarded
Established 3 May 1946
Total awarded 95 times
93 times
Next (higher) Honorary Sabre
Next (lower) Honorary Medal for Charitable Assistance
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Ribbon bar of the Dutch Cross of Resistance

The Verzetskruis 1940–1945 (Dutch: Cross of Resistance 1940–1945) is the second highest military medal in the Netherlands given for bravery. It was awarded to members of the Dutch resistance. They were civilians who fought the Nazi occupation of their country during the Second World War.