WW2 SOVIET RUSSIAN ORDER OF ALEXANDER NEVSKY, TWO ORDER OF THE RED BANNER AND FOUR MEDAL BAR AWARDED TO A FEMALE WITH ISSUE BOOKLET

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    WW2 SOVIET RUSSIAN ORDER OF ALEXANDER NEVSKY, TWO ORDER OF THE RED BANNER AND FOUR MEDAL BAR AWARDED TO A FEMALE WITH ISSUE BOOKLET

    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 anialate 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 Raisa Paulovna Vasilashko (English translation). The grouping contains the following decorations and awards:

    Order of Alexander Nevsky number 29547 maker marked and numbered on the rear.

    It was awarded to Red Army commanders who displayed personal bravery in fighting for their country in World War II, for courage, bravery and skillful leadership that ensured success. It was originally established by the Soviet Union as a military honor during World War 2 on July 7, 1942. 

    Order of the Red Banner twice numbers 48232 and 51440 both maker marked and numbered on the rear, both early screwback examples.

    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.

    4 Medal Bar group consisting of Medal for the Defence of the Caucasus, Medal for the Defence of Leningrad, Medal for the Defence of Kiev and Medal for the Defence of the Soviet Transartic.

    The grouping comes with the issue book for the decorations which has the recipients picture and the corresponding numbers for the three decorations and another for one of the medals.

    Interest in WW2 Russian awards, decorations and medals is increasing with the Order of Alexander Nevsky fetching around US$3000 and the Order of the Red Banner fetching around US$1000 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.

     

     

    $4,900.00