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Cross Of Liberty, Medal Of Liberty, 2 Class, Finland

Artikul: 57679 Sold
A nice Cross of Liberty, Medal of Liberty, 2 class, original silk ribbon. Bronze. 1941. Cross of Liberty, Medal of Liberty, 2 class (2. Luokan Vapaudenmitali) as founded on March 4, 1918, upon the initiative of General C.G. Mannerheim. The Finnish artist Akseli Gallen-Kallela was commissioned to design the Order's insignia with the swastika. At its foundation there were seven classes: grand cross, cross of liberty (1st to 4th class) and the medal of liberty (1st and 2nd class). The decorations of the Order of the Cross of Liberty were initially conferred only in time of war. A decree was issued on 18 August 1944 enabling the decorations to be awarded in peacetime. The Cross of Liberty has a red ribbon when it is granted in wartime and a yellow ribbon when it is awarded in peacetime. Decorations of the order were awarded in great numbers during the World War II, partly due to Marshal Mannerheim having issued an order that wounded soldiers were to be awarded for their sacrifice, and Finland has no separate decoration for wounded, Cross of Liberty is usually reserved for commissioned officers, with Medal of Liberty being awarded for soldiers of junior rate and NCOs.

Cross Of Liberty, Medal Of Liberty, 2 Class, Finland

Artikul: 57679 Sold