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Old 09-18-2008, 02:05 PM   #1
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Lidové milice honour badge 1980

hard to find these days
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Old 09-19-2008, 03:29 AM   #2
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re: Lidové milice honour badge 1980

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hard to find these days


do you know why? its tardive date of creation?
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Old 09-20-2008, 02:17 AM   #3
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re: Lidové milice honour badge 1980

LM was setup by diehard communist members,after 1989 it was not to be proud to be a member of the LM so everybody dumped/destroyed his stuff,the price is still fair for a item like this up till 15,00 euro in antiqueshops but with a bid of luck you can find it also for less in a junkshop/bazaar sometimes still in a red leather case but hard to find only know it is given in 1980 no other dates
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Old 09-20-2008, 05:07 PM   #4
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Re: Lidové milice honour badge 1980

People's Militias (Czechoslovakia)

People's Militias (in Czech Lidové milice, in Slovak Ľudové milície) was a paramilitary organisation of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia during 1948 - 1989.
The predecessor of militias were armed groups of factory workers (Závodní milice, Factory Militias) formed in June 1945 to protect the factories during post-war chaos. In 1946 they were renamed to Závodní stráže (Factory Guards) and their equipment reduced to pistols.
In the middle of February 1948 the central committee of communist party decided to form armed units from communist party members and supporters. In February 21, 1948 these units were renamed to Dělnické milice (Worker's Militias). The militias were hastily equipped and set on alert during communist takeover of power at the end of February. The name was soon changed to People's Militias.
The task of the militas was to protect against guerillas expected to appear after the takeover, against undercover agents sent to Czechoslovakia and to cooperate with the police and the army. About 3,000 militiamen joined police forces. Non-communists were slowly removed from the militias. The control over the militias went to Ministry of Interior.
In 1952 the official status of the militias changed to be the armed part of Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and the control was moved to communist party (to the newly established departments at the central committee); also the organisational structure was changed. In 1959 grey uniform was introduced.
Toward the end of 1980s political tensions in Czechoslovakia grew up and the militias, equipped with batons, were frequently deployed to disperse demonstrations against the regime. In 1989 38,985 militiamen participated in this activity.
After the communist party fell from power (end of 1989) the militias were dissolved on December 21, 1989.
During February 1948 the militias obtained 10,000 rifles and 2,000 submachine guns from the armament factory Zbrojovka Brno. The equipment was continually modernized with sniper rifles, machine guns, mortars, anti-aircraft machine guns and transport vehicles. The ammunition was kept in army stores. During 1970s recoilless guns and RPG-7 were added among the armament. After dissolution of the militias their equipment was handed over to the army.
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Old 02-26-2011, 06:52 PM   #5
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Honour Badge Of People's Militia.

This is another one that I bought so long ago that I have forgotten what it is. I think it is some kind of partisan badge from maybe Latvia or Lithuania (the two letters "LM" are throwing me).

The enamel is nice - despite a crack in the 10 o'clock arm. And the profile of the fellow in the middle looks more like that of a prisoner than a partisan. Any thoughts would be wonderful.

I thought this might be a Czech partisan badge, but after seeing (and owning) the regular silver one, I don't know anymore. Polish?:confused:

Here is a closeup of the screw nut, but I'm afraid it is not completely in focus. Perhaps someone will recognize the factory.

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Old 02-26-2011, 07:44 PM   #6
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Re: Badge help - Latin alphabet but Soviet?

It´s a Czech People´s Militia badge. Just saw the badge on ebay with that description.:thumbsup
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Re: Badge help - Latin alphabet but Soviet?

It's worth adding that Lidove Milicje were not an equivalent of soviet militia - it was a voluntaryorder-protection organisation under direct command of the Party.
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Re: Badge help - Latin alphabet but Soviet?

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It's worth adding that Lidove Milicje were not an equivalent of soviet militia - it was a voluntaryorder-protection organization under direct command of the Party.
Cool, that means it fits more in my voluntary police and druzhninnik collection.:)

He still looks pretty dour. This must not have been a very glamorous gig.
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Re: Badge help - Latin alphabet but Soviet?

Since 1952 it wan not even exactly the equivalent of druzhynniki.
As much overstatement as that is, the closest equivalent I can think of would be the Nazi SA.
In simple words, from 1952 to 1989 they were a party-controlled paramilitary organisation - did some of the policing stuff but also were the party's "guards" and "military force" independent to the Defence and Interior affairs ministeries.
But before that year it's true - they were something like druzhynniki.
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Re: Badge help - Latin alphabet but Soviet?

Would it be closer to the East German Kampfgruppen then?
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