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eMedals-1945-1946 Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) War Volunteer Badge

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1945-1946 Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) War Volunteer Badge

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1945-1946 Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) War Volunteer Badge

1945-1946 Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) War Volunteer Badge - Gold-coloured bullion wire with touches of red embroidery in the crown, on a black wool base, illustrating the Royal Dutch crown above "NIL", flanked by the dates "1945" and "1946", 51 mm x 61.5 mm, reinforced paper backer, interruption in the beaded bullion wire border on either side but the loose ends are sewn into position, light wear, near extremely fine.Footnote: The Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL = "Koninklijk Nederlands Indisch Leger") was the military force maintained by the Netherlands in its colony of the Netherlands East Indies (also known as the Dutch East Indies, and now modern Indonesia). This badge was worn by members of the KNIL who volunteered to stay in Indonesia from the end of the Second World War in 1945, through 1946. Most were former prisoners of the occupying Japanese forces.
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