Commemorative Medal of the Crusade Against Communism (stamped "P. GRANT," with 15 clasps)
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The Commemorative Medal of the Crusade Against Communism was established by King Michael I in 1942. It was conferred upon Romanian military personnel and civilians in recognition of participation in the fight against the Soviet Union at the beginning of the Second World War. It was also awarded to foreign military personnel including members of the German Wehrmacht.
The Bronze Medal could be awarded with campaign clasps to denote service in specific military operations. These include:
- “MAREA NEAGRA”
There are also three known unofficial clasps, which include "CAUCAZ," "CALMUCIA," and "STALINGRAD." Medals without clasps were awarded for participation on the home front.
The Bronze Medal features an obverse inscription that translates to “Grateful Romania,” and a reverse inscription that translates to “Crusade Against Communism.”
There may be additional versions of the Bronze Medal that differ in size or composition due to a variety of manufacturers.
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