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Decoration For Bravery-Czechoslovakia


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Dear collegues,

I would like to introduce to your attention one of my favourite Czechoslovak awards-Decoratin For Bravery-vyznamenanie Za statočnosť.

It was established in 1951 to award for exeptional deeds of courage,valour and heroism in peaceful time.1504 decoration were awarded.Mostly policemen-príslušníci VB,board guards,soldiers,mine rescuers,doctors were obtainig this decoration.I am going to show you some medals with certificates from my collection.

1st version-type ČSR.Only 362 decoratinos by the archives were awarded.

In the front side of medal we can see two branches: lime and laurel together and sign-ČSR

Medal is made from silver,marks are in the ridge of the medal.

The medal n.306 was awarded in 1958 to a board guard Július Varga for extraordinary valour and courage.That we can read  from the certificate.

 

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2nd version type ČSSR.

We can see the decoration n.1470 awarded to a a second lieutenant Miroslav Staník,who saved a life to a young man with the risk of his own.The award is from 1985 year.

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I will add some more photograps of the cases and the medals numberred-281,1001 and 1088.

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I like this award very much so I cannot resist to add the next complet fot the fireman-for liquidation of big fire in television studio in Brno.Have a nice look.The award is not mine.I have enough 3 complets of these medals in my collection.

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3 hours ago, BalkanCollector said:

These are very interesting, thanks for sharing! Is there any way to find more details about the deeds they were awarded with this medal for?

For example-The last awarding 479 Jaroslav Bareš -a fireman.His deed is described in the certificate-For the personal courage at the liquidation of the fire in television studio.

Julius Varga  306-Julius Varga was a frontier guard who was wounded in the fight with intruders of the frontier.The intruders wanted to run to West Germany.

Miroslav Staník-2nd Lieutenant -policeman 1470 for personal courage at the disposal of the dangerous criminal

Zdenka Tomišková 492-for personal bravery and assistance at the disposal of the dangerous criminal.More details are not known for me.

I have complets of J.Varga,M.Staník and Zd.Tomišková in my collection.

As it  is known mostly-firemen,policemen,soldiers,mine rescue workers were bestowed on this decoration.

Only 1503 awarded.

Jarmila Janú 1413 a nurse  For bravery and moral at the performance of the tasks abroad

This nurse was working in Angola in hospital when the hospital was captured by Unita.She was in capture 3 months.

 

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A nice example of the set on the second-lieutenant of the border guard František Mihna. Typ 1,ČSR,number 17.The text in the certificate-For exeptional demonstration of heroism and courage.

The set is not mine.It is impossible to own all awards which I like.

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