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eMedals-Romania, Kingdom. A Crusade Against Communism Medal 1941

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Romania, Kingdom. A Crusade Against Communism Medal 1941

Sale Date: July 23, 2018 Hammer Price

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Romania, Kingdom. A Crusade Against Communism Medal 1941

Medalia comemorativa "Cruciada Importriva Comunismului". Instituted in 1942. 4 Clasps - BASARABIA, NISTRU, MAREA NEAGRA, ODESA. In bronze, engraver marked "P. GRANT" on the obverse, measuring 32 mm in diameter, greening on the reverse, scattered gilt wear on the medal and clasps, original ribbon with hook and eye, very fine.
 
Footnote: The Crusade Against Communism Medal was instituted on April 01, 1942 by the Royal Decree No.1014 of the King Mihai I of Romania. It was awarded to all branches of the Romanian forces, irrespective of rank, as well as to civilians, for combat actions against the Red Army. The country's allies, Germans, Hungarians, Italians and Slovaks, were also decorated with the medal. When awarded to German military personnel, it was referred to as "Kriegserinerungsmedaille Kreuzzug gegen den Kommunismus" in Soldbuch entries and other documents.
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