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Poland (1944-1990, People's Republic)

When looking at the Polish medals for the Second World War, we can see four different periods. Before the Second World War, until the German occupation, we have the Second Polish Republic. During the Second World War the Poles had their forces partly in the West and partly in the Soviet Union. The Polish Government in exile in London decided which decorations were awarded. From 1944 we however get the People’s Republic of Poland, that began instituting its own decorations. Finally since the collapse of the Soviet Union we have a new Polish Republic from 1990 on.

People’s Republic of Poland.
After the liberation of Poland by Soviet Force and Polish Communist forces, a Communist Government was instituted. Al decorations that could be traced back to the war of freedom in 1918-1921 were erased from the decorative system. Others were re-instituted and new ones, copied from the Soviet system were instituted.
Order of Precedence of the People’s Republic of Poland

A. Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Poland
1. Order of the Builders of the People's Republic of Poland
2. Order of Polonia Restituta I class
3. Order of the Cross of Grunwald I class...

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Orders

Gold Badge of the Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Poland
Zlota Oznaka Orderu Zaslugi Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej LudowejGold Badge of the Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Poland
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Order of the Builders of People's Poland
Order Budowniczych Polski LudowejOrder of the Builders of People's Poland
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Order of Polonia Restituta - Grand Cross
Order Odrodzenia Polski - Krzyz WielkiOrder of Polonia Restituta - Grand Cross
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Order of Polonia Restituta - Commander's Cross with Star
Order Odrodzenia Polski - Krzyz Komandorski z GwiazdaOrder of Polonia Restituta - Commander's Cross with Star
In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Orde Polonia Restituta - Commandeur
Order Odrodzenia Polski - Krzyz KomandorskiOrde Polonia Restituta - Commandeur
In the database: 13
Issued:unknown
Orde Polonia Restituta - Officier
Order Odrodzenia Polski - Krzyz OficerskiOrde Polonia Restituta - Officier
In the database: 14
Issued:unknown
Orde Polonia Restituta - Ridder
Order Odrodzenia Polski - Krzyz KawalerskiOrde Polonia Restituta - Ridder
In the database: 21
Issued:unknown
War Order of Virtuti Militari - Grand Cross
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Wielki z GwiazdaWar Order of Virtuti Militari - Grand Cross
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown
War Order of Virtuti Militari - Commander's Cross
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz KomandorskiWar Order of Virtuti Militari - Commander's Cross
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
War Order of Virtuti Militari - Knight's Cross
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz KawalerskichWar Order of Virtuti Militari - Knight's Cross
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
War Order of Virtuti Militari - Golden Cross
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz ZlotyWar Order of Virtuti Militari - Golden Cross
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
War Order of Virtuti Militari - Silver Cross
Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz SrebrnyWar Order of Virtuti Militari - Silver Cross
In the database: 14
Issued:unknown
Order of the Grunwald Cross 1st Class
Order Krzyza Grunwaldu 1st ClassOrder of the Grunwald Cross 1st Class
In the database: 25
Issued:unknown
Order of the Grunwald Cross 2nd Class
Order Krzyza Grunwaldu 2nd ClassOrder of the Grunwald Cross 2nd Class
In the database: 11
Issued:unknown
Order of the Grunwald Cross 3rd Class
Order Krzyza Grunwaldu 3rd ClassOrder of the Grunwald Cross 3rd Class
In the database: 21
Issued:unknown
Order of the Banner of Work 2nd Class
Order Sztandaru Pracy II klasyOrder of the Banner of Work 2nd Class
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Cross of Merit for the ZHP
Krzyz "Za Zaslugi dla ZHP"Cross of Merit for the ZHP
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Odznaka harcerska „Za Zasluge"In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Gold Medal of Merit for National Defence
Medal Za Zasługi dla Obronnosci Kraju - ZłotyGold Medal of Merit for National Defence
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Medal Za Zasługi dla Obronnosci Kraju - SilverIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Medal Za Zasługi dla Obronnosci Kraju - BronzeIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Gold Cross of Merit
Zloty Krzyz ZaslugiGold Cross of Merit
In the database: 13
Issued:unknown
Silver Cross of Merit
Srebrny Krzyz ZaslugiSilver Cross of Merit
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Bronze Cross of Merit
Brazowy Krzyz ZaslugiBronze Cross of Merit
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Cross of Valor
Krzyz WalecznychCross of Valor
In the database: 16
Issued:unknown
Golden Medal for Merit on the Field of Glory Type II
Medal Zasluzonym na Polu Chwaly in Gold Type IIGolden Medal for Merit on the Field of Glory Type II
In the database: 0
Issued:38
Silver Medal for Merit on the Field of Glory Type II
Medal Zasluzonym na Polu Chwaly in SilverSilver Medal for Merit on the Field of Glory Type II
In the database: 5
Issued:35741
Bronze Medal for Merit on the Field of Glory Type II
Medal Zasluzonym na Polu Chwaly in Bronze Type IIBronze Medal for Merit on the Field of Glory Type II
In the database: 2
Issued:75599

Campaign and Service Awards

Orzelek Gwardii i Armii LudowejIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Grundwald Badge in Brass
Odznaka Grunwaldzka MosiadzGrundwald Badge in Brass
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Grunwald Badge in Silver
Odznaka Grunwaldzka SrebrnaGrunwald Badge in Silver
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Partisan Cross
Krzyz PartyzanckiPartisan Cross
In the database: 33
Issued:55000
Battle of Lenino Cross
Krzyz Bitwy pod LeninoBattle of Lenino Cross
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
War Medal 1939
Medal Za Udzial w Wojnie Obronnej 1939War Medal 1939
In the database: 28
Issued:unknown
Warsaw Uprising Cross
Warszawski Krzyz PowstanczyWarsaw Uprising Cross
In the database: 21
Issued:unknown
Warsaw Medal 1939-1945
Medal Za Warszawe 1939-1945Warsaw Medal 1939-1945
In the database: 21
Issued:131242
Oder, Neisse and Baltic Medal
Medal Za Odre, Nyse i BaltykOder, Neisse and Baltic Medal
In the database: 9
Issued:unknown
Medal for Participation in the Battle of Berlin
Medal Za Udzial w Walkach o BerlinMedal for Participation in the Battle of Berlin
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Victory and Freedom Medal 1945
Medal Zwyciestwa i Wolnosci 1945Victory and Freedom Medal 1945
In the database: 36
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

10 Years of People's Poland Commemorative Medal
Medal 10-lecia Polski Ludowej10 Years of People's Poland Commemorative Medal
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Medal Sily Zbrojne w Sluzbie Ojczyzny - GoldIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Medal Sily Zbrojne w Sluzbie Ojczyzny - SilverIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Medal Sily Zbrojne w Sluzbie Ojczyzny - BronzeIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Znak AK "Akcję Burza"In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
1st Tadeusz Kosciuszko Infantry Division Commemorative Badge
Znak Pamiatkowa 1WDP1st Tadeusz Kosciuszko Infantry Division Commemorative Badge
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Znak Zasluzony Pracownik MorzaIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Auschwitz Cross
Krzyz OswiecimskiAuschwitz Cross
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Medal for Your Liberty and Ours
Medal Za Wasza Wolnosc i NaszaMedal for Your Liberty and Ours
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Silesian Uprising Cross
Slaski Krzyz PowstanczySilesian Uprising Cross
In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Peasant Battalions' Cross
Krzyz Batalionow ChlopskichPeasant Battalions' Cross
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown