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Gents,   This Full Cavalier set is currently available with a West European dealer.  The asking price is $11,060.00.  The group includes many of the Full Cavalier's additional orders and medals s

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Order of Glory First Class, no. 2911 (awarded by Order of the Commander of the 4th Ukrainian Front, 25

October 1944):

"…In the battle for the Carpathian Mountains Kozka showed bravery and courage during the fighting …

…in the Sanorsky Region of the Lvov Oblast. He was always at the front where the fighting was the heaviest…"

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Order of Glory Second Class, no. 1247 (awarded by Order of the Commander of the 1st Guards Army, 20

August 1944):

"…north west of the town of Burshtin in the Stanislavsky District on 25 July 1944, during an engagement

with the enemy in which Kozka’s platoon commander was wounded he immediately took over command,

leading an attack on the enemy, despite heavy and concentrated enemy fire…” “ …he fulfilled his task with

courage, his platoon inflicted heavy losses con the enemy without itself suffering any casualties…"

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The group also contains

Medal for the Liberation of Prague, 1945;

Medal for Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-45, with named award card;

Medal for 20th Anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1945-1965, with named award card;

Medal for 50th Anniversary of Armed forces of U.S.S.R., 1968, with named award card;

Badge for 25th Anniversary of Victory over Germany, 1945-1970, with named award card;

Badge for Guards Units,

Small-sized Cavalier’s Identification Booklet, 1976, recording all three awards of the Order of Glory in 1944-45

(illustrated);

Citations for the Order of Glory First Class and Second Class awards (see extracts from English translation

above);

Two original photographs of Kozka with other Veterans

Price estimates 5,000-6,000 GBP

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