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Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery being presented with an historic Belgian sword by Belgian aristocrats in recognition of Montgomery’s liberation of their country, Brussels, Belgium, 6 Nov 1944.

Caption   Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery being presented with an historic Belgian sword by Belgian aristocrats in recognition of Montgomery’s liberation of their country, Brussels, Belgium, 6 Nov 1944. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   B11747
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Liberation of Belgium   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Bernard Montgomery   Main article  Photos  
Photos at Same Place Brussels, Belgium
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 4 Dec 2019

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Licensing  Crown Copyright / Public Domain. According to the Crown Copyright laws of the United Kingdom, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.



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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
4 Dec 2019 11:07:33 PM

The sword is being presented to Montgomery by Count Ribaucourt of Belgium and is inscribed, “AU LIBERATEUR DE BRUXELLES LE 3 SEPTEMBRE 1944. SES AMIS RECONNAISSANTS. OFFERT PAR COMTE DE RIBAUCOURT, LES MEMBERS DE L’ASSOCIATION DE MALTE, ET LES MEMBERS DU CERCLE DU PARC BRUXELLES” which translates as: To the Liberator of Brussels on September 3, 1944. His grateful friends. Offered by Count Ribaucourt, members of the Malta Association, and members of the Cercle du Parc of Brussels [a private club of Belgian aristocrats].

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WW2-Era Place Name Brussels, Belgium
Lat/Long 50.8229, 4.3728
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