Archive for Yugoslavia

Мedal for the Liberation of Belgrade

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , , on May 4, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svgThis is the Soviet campaign medal issued to those who participated in the liberation of Belgrade in 1944.

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40 Years of the Yugoslav People’s Army

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svgThis is a commemorative medal issued in 1981 celebrating 40 years of the Yugoslav People’s Army. This refers to Josep Tito’s communist forces.

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Medal for Foreigners in Tito’s Partisan Forces

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svgThis medal was awarded to the foreign fighters who fought as members of Tito’s Partisans for the liberation of Yugoslavia during the Second World War. It was issued shortly after the end of the war. The medal has an inscription on the back that reads “Smrt Fašizmu – Sloboda Narodu”, which translates as “Death to Fascism – Freedom to the People”. That was the slogan of the Yugoslav liberation fighters led by Marshal Tito.

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10 Years of the Yugoslav People’s Army

Posted in 1939-1945 Jubilee Medals with tags on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svgThis is a commemorative medal issued in 1951 celebrating 10 years of the Yugoslav People’s Army. This refers to Josep Tito’s communist forces.

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Order for Bravery

Posted in Valour Medals with tags , on April 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_SFR_Yugoslavia.svgThis Yugoslavian medal was created in August 1943. The words mean “Freedom to the People!, Death to Fascism”. Awesome. Some 120,636 of these were awarded apparently although this one is numbered 139370.

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