Yugoslavian 1941 Partisan Decoration in Silver
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1941 Yugoslavian Partisan's Decoration - Type II, in hallmarked silver with gilt features.
This is the screw back version, complete with the screw plate showing the maker, IKOM, Zagreb. Awarded to citizens of Yugoslavia who in 1941 started resistance against Axis forces this attractive award is in very good undamaged condition and numbered 20978 out of a total of 27,629 awarded.
instituted on 14 September 1944 and awarded to those actively involved in leading the Partisan National Liberation Army or political units between 1941 and the end of World War II. Between 1941 and 1945, the numbers of recorded active soldiers of the Partisan National Liberation Army fighting rose from 81,000 to over 800,000 across Yugoslavia.
It was given only to surviving soldiers, whereas families of those killed in action were awarded the Commemorative Medal of Martyrs of 1941.