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This is one of the more rarer out of all Russian WWII Campaign medals awarded and are highly prized by collector's world wide.
This rare original WWII SOVIET DEFENCE OF STALINGRAD MEDAL was established 22 December 1942. Awarded to all servicemen of the Soviet Army, Navy, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and civilians who took part in the defense of Stalingrad. The defense of Stalingrad was from 12 July 1942 until 19 November 1942. The 6th German Army began the offensive towards Stalingrad in 1942. Heroic defenders fought for more than 140 days under increasing enemy numbers. On 19 November 1942, the Soviet Army launched a counter-offensive, surrounding and defeating the entire 6th German Army.
In Stalingrad, Russian and German soldier's fought in one of the worst battle of WWII, bloody battles fought street to street, eye to eye in hand to hand combat. With prisoners only seldom taken for intelligence proposes, mostly it was kill or be killed.
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