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Bulgaria (1908-1946, Kingdom)

The relation between Bulgaria and Germany, already existed during the First World War. The country participated in this war on the side of Germany from October 1915.
After the start of the Second World War, Bulgaria received a part of Dobrudcha by diplomacy of Germany. King Boris III visited Berlin on November 18th 1940, to negotiate taking part in the war on Germany’s side. Not long after that, Bulgaria declares war on Greece, Yugoslavia, Great Britain and the United States. However, Bulgaria did not declare war on the Soviet Union and refused to send troops to the Eastern Front. Yet it did take over the guarding of the Black Sea from the German Luftwaffe.

When on August 18th 1943 King Boris III died and his immature son Simeon II took over, the country declared war on the Soviet Union. Three days later Soviet troops invaded the country and already on October 28th 1944, the Bulgarian government signed a ceased fire agreement with the Soviet Union. In 1946 the King was dethroned and the country became a Communist nation.

Orders

Voenen Orden "Za Hrabrost" , Grand CrossGrand Cross to the Order for Bravery
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Voenen Orden "Za Hrabrost" I stepenOrder for Bravery 1st Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Voenen Orden "Za Hrabrost" II stepenOrder for Bravery 2nd Class
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Voenen Orden "Za Hrabrost" III stepen, 1 klasOrder for Bravery 3rd Class, 1st step
In the database: 13
Issued:unknown
Voenen Orden "Za Hrabrost" III stepen, 2 klasOrder for Bravery 3rd Class, 2nd step
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Voenen Orden "Za Hrabrost" IV stepen, 1 klasOrder for Bravery 4th Class, 1st Step
In the database: 31
Issued:unknown
Voenen Orden "Za Hrabrost" IV stepen, 2 klasOrder for Bravery 4th Class, 2nd Step
In the database: 14
Issued:unknown
Cross to the Order for Bravery 1st ClassIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Cross to the Order for Bravery 2nd ClassIn the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Cross to the Order for Bravery 3rd ClassIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Cross to the Order for Bravery 4th ClassIn the database: 11
Issued:unknown
Cross to the Order for Bravery 5th ClassIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Grand Cross to the Order of Saint AlexanderIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Tsarski Orden "Sv. Aleksandar" II stepenRoyal Order of Saint Alexander 2nd Class
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Tsarski Orden "Sv. Aleksandar" III stepenRoyal Order of Saint Alexander 3rd Class
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Tsarski Orden "Sv. Aleksandar" IV stepen (Ofitserski krast)Royal Order of Saint Alexander Fourth Class (Officer's Cross)
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Tsarski Orden "Sv. Aleksandar" V stepenRoyal Order of Saint Alexander 5th Class
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of Civil Merit 3rd ClassIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of Civil Merit 4th ClassIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order of Military Merit 1st ClassIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Order of Military Merit 2nd ClassIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Order of Military Merit 3rd ClassIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Order of Military Merit 4th ClassIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Order of Military Merit 5th ClassIn the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Order of Military Merit 6th ClassIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Badge of Honor of the Bulgarian InfantryIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Bulgarian Royal WW1 Veteran MedalBulgarina Comemmorative Medal to the World War 1915-1918
In the database: 10
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Air Force

Flyers Wing in GoldIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Flyers Wing in SilverIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Pilots BadgeIn the database: 19
Issued:unknown
Observers BadgeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations Army

Imperial Cavalry BadgeCavalry Badge
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown