The 1914 – 1918 Fire Cross was a Belgian military decoration awarded to all holders of the so-called "Fire Card" which was awarded to all who came under fire at the front during the First World War. The medal was established by royal decree on 6 February 1934. It could not be awarded posthumously. Inscribed "SALUS PATRIAE SUPREMA LEX" translating to "THE NATION'S SALVATION IS OUR HIGHEST DUTY" this is a Bronze Plaque of the FIRE CROSS measuring 6" x 6 3/4" which would have originally been mounted to a wall in a military or public building in Belgium. The Plaque has the name A. ROMBAUT on it.... he was the artist / Designer of the piece.
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