Date Instituted

8 May 1940

Requirements

No clear requirements.

Number Awarded

?

Comments

This was the second highest Slovakian order.

The text on the reverse of the order reads "Verni, Sebe, Svorne, Napred" (True to yourself, go forward).

Awarded in these classes (with or without swords):
Collar of the Order
Grand Cross
Grand Officer
Commander
Officer
Knight
Medal (Gilt, Silver, Bronze)

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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