Medal of National Resistance 1941-45

GRC023 Μετάλλιο Εθνικής Αντιστάσεως 1941-45

  • Medal was instituted on 22 December 1948.
  • Medal was awarded to participants in the resistance movement against the German, Italian and Bulgarian troops during the Second World War.
  • There are two types of the medal: from 1948-1982 - with a reverse inscription "ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΑΝΤΙΣΤΑΣΙΣ", from 1982 - a reverse inscription "ΕΘΝΙΚΗ ΑΝΤΙΣΤΑΣΗ".
  • Greek resistance - involved armed and unarmed groups from across the political spectrum that resisted the Axis occupation of Greece.