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German Spanish Blue Medals For Russia

Article on the German Russian Front Volunteer Awards (part 2)

(CS1133) A Spanish Blue Medal German type being the type often encountered made from zinc. As is normal with the vast majority of these, the medal has pulled in the gilt finish, leaving it a slate grey colour. The medal has an unmarked ribbon loop, which is of magnetic construction and comes with a piece of original ribbon. The medal was given to the Spaniards who served with the Germans fighting against the Russians basically to get their own back on the Russians who had helped the international brigade in the Spanish civil war. This unit was withdrawn in 1944, but the last Spanish POW's to come back were in 1957, where they were treated as heroes by the Franco regime. GBP 110.00 (UK Pounds)

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