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Medal for the Liberation of Warsaw

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , , on May 4, 2013 by Geof Birchall

Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.svgThis is the campaign medal issued by the Soviets to the forces involved in the capture of Warsaw in 1945.

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Medal for Fighting in Defence of People’s Rule

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 25, 2013 by Geof Birchall

Flag_of_PolandThis Polish medal was instituted in 1944 and was used to recognise those pro-communist forces who helped secure Poland and push it into the Soviet sphere during the period of anarchy after the Germans left. The enemy in this case was primarily the London Government-in-exile and the Home Army.

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Medal for Participation in the Battle of Berlin

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 25, 2013 by Geof Birchall

Flag_of_PolandIn 1966 this medal was created and awarded to all surviving members of the Polish forces who had joined in the attack and capture of Berlin in April and May 1945.

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Warsaw Uprising Cross

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 25, 2013 by Geof Birchall

Flag_of_PolandThis medal was created in 1981 and was awarded to all the participants in the Warsaw Uprising of July 1944. The symbol in the centre represents the insurgent’s armbands.

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Medal for the Oder, Neisse and Baltic

Posted in 1939-1945 Service Medals with tags , on April 25, 2013 by Geof Birchall

Flag_of_PolandThis Polish medal was awarded to the communist Polish forces who fought beside the Soviets on the front running from the Baltic Sea to the Oder River.

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Cross of Merit 3rd Class

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , on April 25, 2013 by Geof Birchall

Flag_of_PolandThis Polish medal was a state award for services. The PRL in the centre indicates that this is a WW2 award. This is the 3rd Class award in Bronze.

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Order of Polonia Restituta

Posted in 1945 + Medals with tags , , on April 25, 2013 by Geof Birchall

Flag_of_PolandThis medal was originally instituted in 1921 and then renewed in 1944 by the National Polish Liberation Committee. It was awarded for outstanding civilian acts as well as acts of bravery.

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