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Veteran's Badge in Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Breakout from the Oranienbaum Beachhead, 1974 issue.

In aluminum, paint and lacquer. The round medallion measures about 44 mm in height (incl. eyelet), 39 mm in width. The medallion shows a map of the operation. The inscription at the top is the date of its start: 14 January 1944. Both the suspension and medallion have raised logo ЛЮМ ("LYuM") of the Leningrad Jewelry Workshops. In excellent condition.

Located on the Gulf of Finland west of the pre-revolutionary capital of Russia, a small town of Oranienbaum remained in Soviet hands throughout the siege of Leningrad. Although completely isolated fr

In aluminum, paint and lacquer. The round medallion measures about 44 mm in height (incl. eyelet), 39 mm in width. The medallion shows a map of the operation. The inscription at the top is the date of its start: 14 January 1944. Both the suspension and medallion have raised logo ЛЮМ ("LYuM") of the Leningrad Jewelry Workshops. In excellent condition.

Located on the Gulf of Finland west of the pre-revolutionary capital of Russia, a small town of Oranienbaum remained in Soviet hands throughout the siege of Leningrad. Although completely isolated from the mainland, the small beachhead held jointly by the troops of the Leningrad Front and Baltic Fleet remained a thorn in the side of Germans blockading the city. In early 1944, it served as one of the two principal jumping off positions for the operation that finally drove the Nazis away from Leningrad for good.

Codenamed Operation Neva, the offensive was launched on 14 January simultaneously from Oranienbaum and the Pulkovo Heights south of the city. The two Soviet armies of the Leningrad Front soon broke through the lines of the already severely depleted German 18th Army. Over the course of the first five days of the offensive, the confident and well- equipped Soviet troops cleared the coast, linked up the Oranienbaum position with Leningrad, and liberated the town of Ropsha. In the following days, they succeeded in pushing the line some 100 km away from Leningrad and thus ended the nearly three-year-long Nazi siege.
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