Auction 102

Lot 269:

VOENKOMAT SOVIET DEFENSE OF STALINGRAD MEDAL & AWARD

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Voenkomat Soviet WWII campaign medal ‘For the Defence of Stalingrad’ was awarded to all participants in the defense of Stalingrad, the red stripe on the ribbon indicating the award to a soldier of the Red Army. Shown on the obverse a row of five overlapping fully equipped soldiers with their rifles at the ready marching to the left, and above the Soviet flag, tanks, and combat aircraft. Engraved on the reverse ‘FOR THE DEFENSE OF STALINGRAD.’ 32mm, secured by a ring through the metal suspension loop to a standard Soviet pentagonal mount covered by olive green and red ribbon. Accompanied by an original award document, 8.25 x 5.75 inches.

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