RARE WW2 SOVIET RUSSIA ORDER OF THE RED BANNER AWARDED THREE TIMES AND 2 MEDALS ISSUED TO A FEMALE SOLDIER

  • RARE WW2 SOVIET RUSSIA ORDER OF THE RED BANNER AWARDED THREE TIMES AND 2 MEDALS ISSUED TO A FEMALE SOLDIER MB265

    RARE WW2 SOVIET RUSSIA ORDER OF THE RED BANNER AWARDED THREE TIMES AND 2 MEDALS ISSUED TO A FEMALE SOLDIER

    • HISTORY

      Under the codename Operation “Barbarossa,” Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. This was the largest German military operation of World War 2. Hitler goal was to totally anihalate Soviet Russia and gain control of its lands and resources. Germany attacked with 134 divisions at full fighting strength and 73 more divisions for deployment behind the front, German forces invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. The invasion began less than two years after the German-Soviet Pact was signed. Three army groups attacked the Soviet Union across a broad front. These groups included more than three million German soldiers. The soldiers were supported by 650,000 troops from Germany’s allies (Finland and Romania). These troops were later augmented by units from Italy, Croatia, Slovakia, and Hungary. The front stretched from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Black Sea in the south. The invasion of Russia by Germany ended at the end of WW2 in 1945 with the Russians pushing the Germans all the way back to Berlin

      The raw statistics of the war are nothing short of stunning. On the Soviet side, some seven million soldiers died in action, with another 3.6 million dying in German POW camps. The Germans lost four million soldiers in action, and another 370000 to the Soviet camp system. Some 600000 soldiers from other participants (mostly Eastern European) died as well. These numbers do not include soldiers lost on either side of the German-Polish War, or the Russo-Finnish War.

      ITEM DESCRIPTION

      Offered here is a rare and exciting group of awards and medals from a collection I have just purchased. Issued to a Russian female officer or soldier named Anna Timofgeuna Prihodno (English translation). The grouping contains the following decorations and awards:

       

      Three Orders of the Red Banner  First, Second and Third awards, 2nd pattern numbers 10826, 28264 and 33090 all maker marked and numbered on the rear.

      The Order was awarded to individuals as well as to military units, cities, ships, political and social organizations, and state enterprises. Recipients were recognized for extraordinary heroism, dedication, and courage demonstrated on the battlefield.

      2 Medal Bar group consisting of Medal for the Defence of Moscow and Medal for the Defence of Kiev.

      The grouping comes with the issue book for the decorations which has the corresponding numbers for the three decorations all originally mounted.

      Interest in WW2 Russian awards, decorations and medals is increasing with the Order of the Red Banner first award fetching around US$1000 each, 2nd award around US$ 1500 and the Rare 3rd award around $2000 each as individual prices not in a grouping. This coupled with the fact that it was awarded to a female would make it highly desirable. I have not been able to find out anymore on the recipient but there are researchers on the internet that will research the group for under $100. This group is a good investment for the future.

     

    $3,500.00