An Order of Azad Hind by Rudolf Souoval; First Class Star
An Order of Azad Hind by Rudolf Souoval; First Class Star - Pin back, marker marked "RUDOLF SOUVAL - WIEN VII," in silvered tombac, partially gilded, head of a tiger separately attached (as it should be on original War time examples), measuring 60 x 60 mm, in extremely fine condition. The Azad Hind decorations were instituted by Subhas Chandra Bose while in Germany, initially for Azad Hind Legion, to be awarded for gallantry in the field of battle. Both Indians and Germans were eligible for the decorations. Later, the same awards were instituted by the Azad Hind government for the Indian National Army during its campaign in South-east Asia. Rare.