A nice early brass mounted medal for Valiant Labor during WWII. Working pin and catch to the reverse. Condition is clearly depicted in photos.
The Medal "For Valiant Labour in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945" was a World War II civilian labour award of the Soviet Union established on June 6, 1945 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR to recognise the valiant and selfless labour of Soviet citizens in the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in the Great Patriotic War.
The medal was awarded for wartime labour of one year or six months in the case of disabled veterans, to:
- workers, technical personnel and employees of industry and transport;
- farmers and agricultural specialists;
- workers in science, technology, the arts and literature;
- employees of the Soviet, party, trade union and other civic organizations.