A 1941 Yugoslavian Partisan's Decoration with Documents
A 1941 Yugoslavian Partisan's Decoration with Documents - Two-piece construction, silver gilt, hallmarked, maker marked "IKOM" (Zagreb) and numbered "27335" on the reverse, 46 mm x 47 mm, horizontal pinback, extremely fine. Accompanied by its matching Stickpin: two-piece construction, silver gilt, hallmarked, maker marked "IKOM" (Zagreb) and marked "GDS" on the reverse, 14.2 mm x 13.5 mm, on a 40.5 mm pin, light gilt wear, stickpin near extremely fine; his Partisan's Decoration Award Booklet (eight pages plus cover, numbered "27335" on the front cover, black and white photograph of Borota is emboss stamped with his signature below on the inside front cover, Socialist Republic stamped on the facing page, in plastic folder of issue, 73 mm x 97 mm); and his Yugoslavian Army Pass Book (sixteen pages plus cover, numbered "400793", black and white photograph of Borota stapled to the inside front cover, with multiple stamps and registers, dated 1942 to 1947, 85 mm x 125 mm, lightly soiled). Footnote: Savo (Savi) Mile Borota was born on January 27, 1925 in Bovic, Vrgin, Most. He joined the Yugoslav Army on March 12, 1942, at the age of 17, stating his nationality as Serbian. He was awarded the 1941 Partisan's Decoration, Type II, number 27335, on April 16, 1962, at the age of 37. Approximately 20,000 decorations were awarded to the citizens of Yugoslavia, who started the resistance against the Axis forces in 1941. The Type I version was instituted in April 1944 and fabricated in the Soviet Union, whereas the Type II version presented here was instituted on July 15, 1945 and made by Ikom of Zagreb.