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
TypeCivil decoration
Awarded forExtreme bravery awarded to the Dutch resistance
StatusNo longer awarded
Established3 May 1946
Total awarded95 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.