Medals to a Romanian WW1 and WW2 veteran.
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[SIZE=3]A unique group, recently obtained direct from the family of a
Romanian W.W.1 and W.W.2 veteran who saw service on the
Crimean Peninsular in W.W.2. against the Soviet military.
It consists of the following items:-
1 uniform mini bar with ribbons for:-
1. Military Virtue ribbon, (minus swords*) for either:-
The Order of the Crown of Romania, Order of the Star of Romania
or Romanian Military Virtue Cross.
* ribbon clearly shows an indication that an insignia was at one time on the ribbon
2. Third Reich, Iron Cross, II Class.
3. Romanian Crusade against Communism medal with mini "CRIMEA" bar.
4. Third Reich Eastern Front Medal.
5. Romanian Commemorative Cross of War for WW1.
6. Romanian King Carol I Centenary Medal.
The fixing pin clip to the rear is missing the pin has been pushed into the hole left by the stamping process of manufacture.
With the above bar are the following full size medals:-
1. Third Reich, Iron Cross, II Class, no maker mark c/w original ribbon in Romanian style.
2. Romanian "Crusade against Communism" medal with "CRIMEA" bar, c/w original ribbon in Romanian style.
3. Third Reich Eastern Front Medal, c/w original ribbon in Romanian style.
4. Romanian Commemorative Cross of War for W.W.1, c/w original ribbon in Romanian style.
5. Romanian King Carol I Centenary medal, without ribbon.
Also included:- The Veterans original Third Reich "KRIM" shield with green felt material, magnetic version.
Original Military Brevet for the issue of the Romanian Cross of War 1916-1918
to Plot-Maj. Farc¨siu Gheorghe of Regt 90 Inf.
The Brevet denotes he also received the bar "1919" with the Cross,
but, this is not with the Cross at this point in time[SIZE=3], it also indicates the soldier took part in the campaign into Transylvania to Budapest immediate post WW1 ending.[/SIZE]
The Brevet has been folded, and carried, but is in a good condition.
These (Nazi Iron Cross, Romanian Crusade Against [SIZE=3]Communism[/SIZE], and the Nazi East Front medal along with the "KRIM" Shield) are hard to find in Romania, and for good reason, they were given for killing communists on the Eastern Front, so possession of the Nazi medals as well as the C.A.C. medal could earn a man a one way ticket to Siberia post war, some got a bullet in the neck when captured for possession of such awards, which probably explains why the paperwork-(Brevets) are missing as many W.W.2 serving soldiers burnt them, and many threw them away, some took a chance and hi[SIZE=3]d[/SIZE] them, all kept a low profile during the Communist regime period of 1945 - 1989.[/SIZE]
Last edited by Connaught Ranger; 03-28-2013 at 05:35 AM.
Reason: correcting a spelling mistake
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AMazing, and thanks for sharing. AFAIK the Romanians were cynically used by the Germans in the Crimean campaign as fodder.
Doesn't seem like this guy was cynically used. Rather, he was an enthusiastic participant.
Originally Posted by ronnieraygun
Well the problem is finding information about these people, after 50 years of communism and a dictatorship, people like this were wiped out of the history books because they fought against the Allies in WW2 up untill august 1944 when they switched sides and allied with the Soviet Union and friends.
Originally Posted by Flamming_Python