The Kingdom of Romania. "Crusade Against Communism" medal

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"Crusade Against Communism" medal (Romanian: Medalia “Cruciada Împotriva Comunismului”).
Good condition. Original ribbon.

The medal was instituted on April 1, 1942, by the Royal Decree No. 1014 of King Mihai I of Romania. It was awarded to all branches of the Romanian forces irrespective of rank as well as to civilians for combat actions against the Red Army. Romanian allies (Germans, Hungarians, Italians, and Slovaks) were eligible to be decorated with the “Crusade Against Communism” medal. When awarded to German military personnel, it was referred to as "Kriegserinerungsmedaille "Kreuzzug Gegen den Kommunismus" in Soldbuch entries and other documents. It’s worth mentioning that Germans tend to wear a “Crusade Against Communism” medal with a reverse (with an image of a cross and a clenched fist holding a sword) facing outside due to its more “military” style, unlike obverse.