Germany - Third Reich: Entry into Czechoslovakia Medal, 1st October 1938, with short length of ribbon.
The Entry into Czechoslovakia or Sudetenland Medal was instituted on 18th October 1938, the medal commemorated the union of the Sudetenland to Germany. The medal was awarded to all German (and as well Sudeten) State officials and members of the German Wehrmacht and SS who marched into Sudetenland. Later it was awarded to military personnel participating in the occupation of the remnants of Czechoslovakia on 15th March 1939. It was awarded until 31st December 1940. In all 1,162,617 medals and 134,563 bars were awarded. For those who had participated in both the occupation of the Sudetenland and the annexation of Bohemia and Moravia on 15th March 1939, a bronze Bar (Spange Prager Burg in German) was approved on 1st May 1939. This Bar featured the Prague Castle on the obverse with two triangular prongs in the back, which held it on the ribbon. The bar, like the medal, die-struck and high in detail, with a bronze finish. It was designed by the sculpturer Hanish-Cone.
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