When England’s King George VI Commissioned the Stalingrad Sword of Honour! (1943)

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President Roosevelt & Prime Minister Churchill Present Joseph Stalin with the Sword of Stalingrad – by Order of King George VI!

Original Chinese Language Article: 见证二战时期英俄友谊的礼仪之器:斯大林格勒之剑

(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)

The Stalingrad Sword of Honour is a gem-encrusted ceremonial sword commissioned by King George VI of England, intended as a symbol of the British people’s respect – paying tribute to the defenders of the key Soviet city during the Battle of Stalingrad. During the Tehran Conference on November 29th, 1943, in the presence of President Franklin Roosevelt and the Soviet Honour Guard, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill handed the Sword of Stalingrad to Marshal Joseph Stalin in an afternoon ceremony. The original sword was displayed in the Battle of Stalingrad Museum in Volgograd. During the Cold War it temporarily returned to the UK for at least three exhibitions.

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By Order of Joseph Stalin – the Sword Belongs to the People

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