Price: 1.50 euro.
The pin shows the head of Josip Tito, taken from a famous photo wich you will find below this page.
The text on the pin says: “The years of uprising” refering to Tito’s partisan years.
Josip Broz Tito was president of Yugoslavia and during World War II he was leader of the partisans, often regarded as the most effective resistance movement in occupied Europe.
Tito was president of the Yugoslav republic for 27 years, from 1953 untill 1980 when he died.
After World War II Yugoslavia became quickly a communist state. Tito was originally one of the most trusted people of Stalin. But in 1948 their friendship was for the most part over because Tito would not transform Yugoslavia in a Moscow controlled satellite state. Yugoslavia continued being a communist state though. And had relationships with both Soviet Union and western capitalist country’s.
Tito was his nickname meaning Marshall.