Original Hungarian Kingdom post WW2 Disabled Veteran Badge (Hadirokkant Jelveny) pin badge - Tildy era / 1945-48 (Zoltán Tildy was an influential leader of Hungary, who served as Prime Minister from 1945–1946 and President from 1946 until 1948 in the post-war period before the seizure of power by Soviet-backed communists), IN NICE CONDITION (ROUGH REPAIR ON THE REVERSE), SIZE WITHOUT THE PIN: cca 15 x 12 mm, RARE PIN BADGE
HISTORY OF THE AWARD:
HR - Disabled War Veteran Badge (Hadirokkant Jelvény) was instituted in 1931 and was attached to the central part of the ribbon of Commemorative War medal of both classes or Austrian Wound Medal. Circular 22 mm badge made of gilt copper was topped with a Holy Crown of Hungary (Magyar Szent Korona). Its central medallion had two letters “HR” (standing for “Hadirokkant”, i.e. “Disabled War Veteran”) within a laurel wreath tied at the base by a ribbon tie. After the Hungarian monarchy was formally abolished following the abdication of Admiral Horthy and the defeat of Hungary in World War II, on 14 September 1946 the National Assembly of Hungary disestablished most of the Horthy era's awards and replaced it by a new design. After the Communist take over of Hungary and the promulgation of the new Hungarian constitution on August 20, 1949, the new orders were disestablished again.