Order of the War Banner

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Order of the War Banner
Country SFR Yugoslavia
Serbia and Montenegro
Type Order
Eligibility Military commanders
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
Status Dissolved
Statistics
Established 29 December 1951
First awarded 1954
Total awarded 209
Precedence
Next (higher) Order of the People's Liberation
Next (lower) Order of the Yugoslav Flag
Order of the Battle flag Rib.png

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).

Decoration was dissolved on 4 December 1998. Before that it was also used by Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and later by a state union Serbia and Montenegro.

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Opća enciklopedija. Jugoslavenski leksikografski zavod. Zagreb. 1980. (Croatian)
  • Prister, Boris. Odlikovanja. Povijesni muzej hrvatske. Zagreb. 1984. (Croatian)