Date Instituted

8 May 1939


* Taken part in the defence of Slovakia from the invading Hungarian troops (March 1939), or
* Taken part in the invasion of Poland (September 1939).

Number Awarded



Bars could be added to the ribbon and the below are known to have existed:
* Javorina
* III 1939 / IX 1939
* IX 1939

(Courtesy of Emedals & Oskar)


Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - German World War 2 Medals & Political Awards: The Satellite States
David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 3

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