Sudetenland Commemorative Medal

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Sudetenland Commemorative Medal. Instituted on 18 October 1938, the medal commemorated the union of the Sudetenland to Germany. Fine quality detailed reproduction with ribbon.

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Sudetenland Commemorative Medal. Instituted on 1st October 1938, the medal commemorated the union of the Sudetenland to Germany. Fine quality detailed reproduction with ribbon.

The 1938 Commemorative Sudetenland Medal
In German Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. October 1938. A circular bronze feinzink medal with a loop for suspension of  the  ribbon. To  the obverse there are two raised male figures, the one on the right bearing the German flag in his left hand, with his right hand placed around the shoulders of the figure on the left, with broken chains around his right arm (symbolic of the liberation of the Sudeten German from Czechoslovak oppression), with the German eagle directly below. To  the reverse is the date “1. Oktober 1938” centrally and circumscribed with  the  motto “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer” (One People, One Country, One Leader); The medal measures approx 32.07 mm in diameter.
The medal was awarded to all German State officials and members of the German army and SS who entered the Sudetenland on 18 October 1938, and to Sudeten members or  of the  NSDAP who had worked for union with Germany. A special   bar was  issued on 15th  March 1939 as  an attachment to the ribbon. This  was  for participation in the occupation of the remaining  land of  Czechoslavakia. The  final  issue  of  a medal  was awarded on 31 December 1940, a total of 1,162,617 medals and 134,563 bars were bestowed.  A  collectible  award  that  forms  a set of  three occupation  medals. The others  been  the  occupation  of  Austria  and  the memel land.

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Weight 0.045 kg
Dimensions 6 × 4 × 1 cm

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