Receives Soviet Order Of Victory PRESENTED BY TOLBUKHIN Rec. 11 a.m. LONDON, July 19. Bucharest radio announced that Marshal Tolbukhin, commander of the Soviet forces in Southern Europe, presented King Michael of Rumania with the diamond-studded Order of Victory. The ceremony was held in the Royal Palace. Ten thousand cheered the King and Marshal Tolbukhin when they appeared on the balcony. The Moscow radio stated on July 7, that the Supreme Soviet had awarded the Russian Order of Victory to King Michael of Rumania "for his courageous act in changing Rumanian policy which led to the break with Nazi Germany and the alliance with the United Nations when Germany's position was not clearly defined."
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KING MICHAEL, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945
KING MICHAEL Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 170, 20 July 1945
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