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Commemorative Cross of Czech Volunteers 1918-19


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Not a lot of information out there on this medal. Supposedly created in 1920 for volunteers who fought to protect the the new Czech state created afterWorld War I, especially against the Hungarian Bolsheviks.

Not sure of its originality. Thoughts from the Czech experts?

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hi,

this award is rather common (as well as the ribbon), so faking it wouldn't really pay.

It was introduced in 1938 as an award for all volunteers who took part in defending (mainly) the Slovak border from 28.X 1918 to 31.VII 1919

hope it helps,

s.

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Official name of this cross is "Pamětní odznak Čs. dobrovolce z let 1918-1919"

Reverse of this cross inscribed "V těžkých dobách "/ "In hard times"

You will find additional info here

Original (in Czech)

http://forum.valka.cz/viewtopic.php/t/105385

Translated

http://www.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.valka.cz%2Fviewtopic.php%2Ft%2F105385&sandbox=1

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Official name of this cross is "Pamětní odznak Čs. dobrovolce z let 1918-1919"

Okay, so, I've seen this medal also called, "Pametni odznak pro ceskoslovenske dobrovolniky z let 1918-1919"

What's the difference? One is a cross and one is a medal... Who got what?

Will the real, "Commemorative Decoration for the Czecho-Slovak Volunteers in the year 1918-1919" please stand up...

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Piece in post #1 is a state award.

Piece in post #6 is non-governmental award.

More info about this Pamětní odznak pro československé dobrovolníky z let 1918-1919 can be found here

Original (in Czech)

http://forum.valka.cz/viewtopic.php/t/109665

Translated

http://www.google.com/translate?hl=en&ie=UTF8&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.valka.cz%2Fviewtopic.php%2Ft%2F109665

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