Order of Glory
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Order of Glory, 3rd cl., #72407, awarded in September 1944 to Guards Corporal of the 3rd Ukrainian Front. On the first day of the 2nd Jassy-Kishinev Operation, he led an infantry assault, eliminated 12 German soldiers, and provided covering fire for the rest of this company. The order is an uncommon early version in very fine condition. Comes with archival research.
Order of Glory, 3rd cl., #189418, awarded in December 1944 to a Guards Infantry Private for courage shown in the fighting in Latvia. This extremely courageous soldier spent nearly three years in constant combat, was wounded in the Battle of Kursk, and earned four combat decorations over the course of the war, but still had the rank of Private upon his discharge in 1945. The order is in very fine to excellent condition. Comes with archival research.
"Soldier's Glory", Volume 5. I. Roschin. C. 1981, Moscow. Russian text, hard cover, 285 pp. The book contains essays about 70 recipients of the Order of Glory, 1st cl. accompanied by their photos. This scarce out-of-print reference is great supplement to the standard reference guide or information that can be found online.
"Soldier's Glory", Volume 6. I. Roschin. C. 1982, Moscow. Russian text, hard cover, 255 pp.