Sudetenland Medal with Presentation Case

Original Sudetenland Medal, awarded for the annexation of Czechoslovakia depicting two 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 which symbolises the liberation of the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakian oppression.   The reverse of the medal is inscribed “1st October 1938” in the centre, with “Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Ein Führer” around the edge (One People, One Country, One Leader).  The medal and case is in good condition.

Product ID: 3812

£160.00

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Description

Sudetenland Medal

The Sudetenland Medal was founded on 1st October 1938, to commemorate the German occupation of Czechoslovakia.  On this date, Germany annexed more than a third of the country and by March 14th, 1939, Germany had completed the total annexation of the country. Bohemia and Moravia were occupied and declared German “Protectorates.”

The Medal was originally awarded to all participants of the initial occupation of Czechoslovakia, including members Sudeten State officials who assisted with the campaign and endured the political struggle.

Prague Castle Bar

On 1ST May 1939, a Bronze Castle Bar was awarded to individuals who were involved in the annexation of Bohemia and Moravia, which featured Prague Castle die-struck in bronze secured to the ribbon.

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