Thursday, 1 January 2009

For The Defense Of Stalingrad Medal

The For The Defense Of Stalingrad Medal (Russian - За оборону Сталинграда) was issued on the 22nd December 1942 and awarded to all civilians and military who were part of the defense of Stalingrad between July and November 1942.

The defense of Stalingrad started on the 12th July 1942 and lasted until 19th November 1942 with heroic civilians and soldiers of the Red Army fighting for 140 days to stop the city bearing the name of the Soviet leader Stalin from falling into enemy hands.

There are two variations to The For The Defense Of Stalingrad Medal, these are one where the ring is soldered on separately to the medal and one where the ring is part of the medal itself. The medal ribbon for both variations is light grey with a thin red line running down the centre.

There were 759,560 For The Defense Of Stalingrad medals awarded yet they are not rare to find in the present day. The Defense Of Stalingrad medals are usually available to purchase without long delay but are difficult to find in bulk quantity.

Unfortunately you do have to be careful when looking to purchase these medals as many fakes have been made, even though the originals are low in price.

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