3rd Reich Medaille des Ordens Azad Hind in Gold
In a very good condition a rare Medal of the Order of Azad Hind in gold
The Order of Azad Hind is a special feature in the Wehrmacht's awards. It was donated in 1942 by Subhas Chandra Bose, the leader of the Indian freedom struggle, for the soldiers of the 950 Infantry Regiment (the Indian Legion) of the German Wehrmacht. The Indian Legion was formed from Indian prisoners of war by Bose. In December 1942 the Legion had a troop strength of around 3,500 soldiers. As part of the Wehrmacht, the troops were deployed first in Holland and then in France to protect the Atlantic Wall. In August 1944 the unit was placed under the control of the Waffen-SS. In March 1945 the Legion was captured and taken prisoner to India.
Frontside: Lion head "Azad Hind" with a lily underneath
Backside: Indiens Freiheits Kämpf with sunrays which break through a gated fence.