A Yugoslavian Order of the People's Hero
A Yugoslavian Order of the People's Hero - Bronze with a gold-coloured gilt, 43.8 mm x 54.7 mm, on full-length original neck ribbon, light contact, extremely fine. Footnote: The Order of the People's Hero or the Order of the National Hero was a Yugoslav gallantry medal, the second highest military award, and third overall Yugoslav decoration. It was awarded to individuals, military units, political and other organizations who distinguished themselves by extraordinary heroic deeds during war and in peacetime. The recipients were thereafter known as People's Heroes of Yugoslavia or National Heroes of Yugoslavia. The vast majority was awarded to partisans for actions during the Second World War. A total of 1,322 awards were awarded in Yugoslavia and 19 to foreigners.