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Finland. Medal of the Winter War, 1939-1940, for Foreigners, iron

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Talvisodan Muistomitali 1930-1940, Ulkomaalaisille rautaisena

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Talvisodan Muistomitali 1939-1940, Ulkomaalaisille rautaisena – Commemorative Medal of the Winter War, for Foreigners, iron

Instituted on 2. August.1940 for the participants of the so called Winter War (Talvisota), defending Finland against Soviet invasion 1939-1940. Version for foreigners (diameter 34 mm, back: Finnish Lion), awarded to the foreign volunteer soldiers. With the clasp Lappi (Lapland) and swords (swords were awarded to soldiers, which have fought on the front). 10.000 pieces iron medals for foreigners were awarded

Reference: Tiainen 5.2.3a

Burnished iron (magnetic), very nice condition, on original old ribbon, with nice preserved clasp & swords