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    Socialist Yugoslavia decorations and militaria

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  1. What an amazing piece! Do you happen to know anything more about it? This is way out of my field of knowledge but I'd really like to know more. What guns were these used for etc.?
  2. Wow! This guy was quite something. Your topic has slightly over 300 views currently so I wouldn't say only the two of us are interested in your topics. It's just the silent majority who doesn't post comments unfortunately. I'd really like to see the rest of Hošek's awards but I understand if you don't have time or will to create a separate topic.
  3. Almost three years since the last reply, I'd like to show my latest ribbon bar. This one is very interesting to me because it has two Order for Bravery ribbons and a ribbon for an Order of the Partisan Star 3rd class.
  4. Very nice piece with its original box! Who was the recipient? I'm guessing a foreign diplomat, official or a military figure.
  5. No problem, I'm glad I could help. As for her surname, you might be right. The common version is Ibričić but your grandma's surname Ibročić could be some rare variation.
  6. Here's the latest addition to my collection related to this battle. I found names of all three women in the list of people who participated in this battle. They fought in 4th Proletarian Montenegrin Brigade. The photo was taken in the late 1944 in Serbian region of Mačva. From left to right: - born in 1910; during the battle she was a company nurse in the 1st battalion (she was awarded with Partizanska spomenica 1941. and an Order for Bravery like the other two women and she most likely wears them in the photo because I've found another photo of her wearing them); she is most l
  7. Thank you for additional info and photos, I really love them! That queen Elizabeth medal is beyond my expertise and it's very rare to see a Yugoslav awarded with it. The medal marked with the red arrow is 50 years of the Battle of Batina commemoration medal. You can read about the battle here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Batina The Yugoslav partisan 51st Vojvodina Division fought in this battle so she was a soldier of this division. The following brigades fought in the battle and she must have been in one of them: 7th Vojvodina Brigade 8th Vojvodina Brigade
  8. Thank you for sharing the info! Do you know which unit was he in, a German unit?
  9. Very nice group! Do you have any more information about the man that you'd like to share with us?
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