People got wet and knead deep mud. By noon, the wind blew and it snowed. Ahead was a river, and beyond it - a village. The officer regiment of General Markov began the crossing. The frost hit, a blizzard began.
Clothing, which became an ice shell, fettered any movement. Markov was alone with his regiment in front of the village. The remaining parts were only ferried. The choice was to freeze in the field or take a village and save the army. The frozen officers, clutching rifles in their numb hands, falling in the snow and rising, walked towards the shots.
The village was taken, and on March 27 the army entered Yekaterinodar. By order of General Denikin, a special sign was established for all participants in the campaign: a crown of thorns with a sword on the St. George ribbon and with a rosette of national flowers on it. In total, more than 3,500 such signs were handed over in Russia during the Civil War... To reward the actual participants of the campaign in retaliation for their military valor, excellent courage and unprecedented labor and deprivation...
Participants in the campaign received the honorary name "Pioneer" and were awarded the sign in the form of a silver thorn wreath crossed by a silver sword. The sign was worn on the St. George ribbon with a rosette of national colors for civilian ranks - on the ribbon of the Order of St.The pioneers became the core of all white formations in southern Russia. The main goal of the campaign was to unite the Volunteer Army with the Kuban white detachments, which, as it turned out after the start of the campaign, left Yekaterinodar. («») 9 (22) 30 (13) 1918. THERE ARE NO COMPLICATED "TERMS & CONDITIONS"... For all others - personal checks, bankers drafts. Pictures are part of Description. The item "RUSSIAN WWI WAR IMPERIAL ICE CAMPAIGN ROYAL MILITARY SILVER AWARD ORDER MEDAL" is in sale since Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
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