Medal for Bravery

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Medal for Bravery
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Awarded by the  Yugoslavia
Eligibility Soldiers of SFR Yugoslavia and the Yugoslav Partisans of World War II.
Awarded for Extreme bravery in the line of duty
Status No longer awarded
Statistics
Established August 15, 1943[1]
First awarded 1943
Last awarded early 1990s
Total awarded 205,590
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Ribbon of the Medal for Bravery

The Medal for Bravery (Serbo-Croatian: Медаља за Храброст, Macedonian: Медал за Xраброст) was a Yugoslav military award created in 1943 for achievements in the line of duty during World War II. It was initially awarded by the newly created Democratic Federal Yugoslavia for acts of courage in the war, while it was still raging. Once the war ended, Yugoslavia was in a time of peace from 1945 to 1991, being a founding nation of the Non-Aligned Movement, and therefore eligibility for the award included acts of bravery within the nation, thus rendering the medal not obsolete, and it was awarded until the Breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yugoslav WW2 Medals." Yugoslav WW2 Medals. N.p., n.d. Web. 18 May 2015.