Order of the War Banner
|Order of the War Banner|
Serbia and Montenegro
|Awarded for||Personal courage, self-sacrifice, involvement in commanding and distinct role in creation, fixing and training of Armed Forces of SFRY during the war|
|Established||29 December 1951|
|Next (higher)||Order of the People's Liberation|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Yugoslav Flag|
Order of the War Banner (Croatian: Red ratne zastave, Macedonian: Орден на военото знаме, Slovene: Red vojne zastave, Serbian: Орден војне заставе) was decoration of SFR Yugoslavia, 7th-highest decoration. Order was founded by Presidency of People's Assembly on 29 December 1951. It was awarded for military merits to "military commanders who show personal courage, self-sacrifice, ivolvement in commanding and distinct role in creation, fixing and training of Armed Forces of SFRY during the war".
Public competition was announced for creation of Order of the War Banner. Result of the competition was published in Politika on 27 August 1953. The winner was architect from Belgrade Grigorij Samojlov.
From establishment of the order in 1951 until 1984, there was 209 recipients of the order; 204 of them are Yugoslav citizens, while other 4 were Soviet generals (who were awarded in 1964).
- Opća enciklopedija. Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod. Zagreb. 1980. (Croatian)
- Prister, Boris. Odlikovanja. Povijesni muzej hrvatske. Zagreb. 1984. (Croatian)