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Czech pins for fostering WP Brotherhood in Arms


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Gents,

A few days ago I identified a small czech breast badge on another section of the GMIC. It was the Building Combat Friendships or Establishing Combat Relations badge. Depnds upon how you translated it. A couple of days ago I picked up a small Czech pin with a very similar motiff. Can someone please tell me if they are related awards or something totally different. I would also like a translation of the back of the badge hanging from the small suspension pin. This is the newer of the two badges.

Regards,

Gordon

This badge I know about.

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I picked up an identical badge about 7 or 8 years ago from a buyer in Czechoslovakia over ebay. It was sold to me as a partisan badge, which from the figures could be possible. However, my badge has no writing on the back. Would be interesting to find out for sure.

Tom

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Tom R,

From the picture of the figures on the front it looks like a possible Partisan badge. I think the clue will be to decypher the characters at the bottom on the front and to see what it says on the back. Interesting that your badge has not wording on the back.

Regards,

Gordon

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caleb,

Thanks for the response and the translation. Is there anything else that you can tell us about these badges? Were they both worn on military uniforms? If so, what years and where on the uniform? Do you know why one badge has writing on the back and the other does not? Any information you could provide would be greatly appreciated.

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Gordon

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First badge:

This one was worn by soldiers (or policemen etc) for their merits for improvement of friendship with soldiers of other socialistic states. This badge bas awarded 1980, probably for merits on jointly military training (I am not sure).

Second badge:

Svaz československo-sovětsk?ho př?telstv? (SČSP)

SCSP was second most numerous civil organisation in Czechoslovakia. (first was ROH ? Revolučn? odborov? hnut? - Revolution trade-union organization). It was founded 22. february 1948 on the first manifestation congress of SČSP. Union ended activities after desintegration of USSR.

Function of union was popularization of soviet science, literature and culture in Czechoslovakia. Union organized forums about soviet literature, excursions to USSR, education of Russian and so on. Membership in this organisation was collective ? to union entered whole collectives of staff etc.

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