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Poland (1990-present, IIIrd 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.

Third Polish Republic
In 1990 the Poles freed themselves from the Soviet ruling. The Government in Exile was no longer a necessity and several orders and decorations were re-instituted or taken over frojm the former London Government.

Order of Precedence of the most important decorations of the Third Republic:

1. Order of the White Eagle
2. Order Virtuti Militari
3. Order Polonia Restituta
4. Order of Merit
5. Cross of Valor
6. Cross of Merit with Swords
7. Cross of Merit
8. Cross of Merit for Bravery
9. Medal for Sacrifice and Courage
10. Medal for Long Marital Life
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Orders

Grand Cross of the Order Polonia Restituta
Order Odrodzenia Polski Krzyż WielkiGrand Cross of the Order Polonia Restituta
In the database: 14
Issued:unknown
Grand Commander to the Order of Poland Restored
Order Odrodzenia Polski Komandorski z GwiazdaGrand Commander to the Order of Poland Restored
In the database: 25
Issued:unknown
Commander to the Order of Poland Restored
Order Odrodzenia Polski KomandorskiCommander to the Order of Poland Restored
In the database: 28
Issued:unknown
Order Odrodzenia Polski OficerskiIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Knight to the Order of Poland Restored
Order Odrodzenia Polski Krzyż KawalerskiKnight to the Order of Poland Restored
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Order Pro Et Nostra Libertate Vestra - CommanderIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order Pro Et Nostra Libertate Vestra - KnightIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order Sigillum Civis VirtutiIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Awards

Polish Armed Forces in the West Military Action Cross
Krzyz Czynu Bojowego Polskich Sil Zbrojnych na ZachodziePolish Armed Forces in the West Military Action Cross
In the database: 18
Issued:18033

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Star of Perseverance
Gwiazda WytrwalosciStar of Perseverance
In the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Medal Pro MemoriaIn the database: 12
Issued:unknown
Medal "Polonia Mater Nostra Est"In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Siberian Exiles Cross
Krzyz Zeslancow SybiruSiberian Exiles Cross
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Znak Pamiatkow 10 Brygada Kawalerii PancernejIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Cross Political Prisoners
Krzyż Więźnia PolitycznegoCross Political Prisoners
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Krzyz WiNIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Cross of Freedom and Solidarity
Krzyż Wolności i SolidarnościCross of Freedom and Solidarity
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Medal "Pro Patria"In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Krzyz Oswiecimski (1990)In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Kombatanckim Krzyżem Pamiątkowym "Zwycięzcom"In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Krzyż PartyzanckiIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Krzyz Armii KrajowejIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Warszawski Krzyż PowstańczyIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Medal Wojska Polskiego - SilverIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Medal Wojska Polskiego - GoldIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Commemorative Badge of
Odznaka Pamiatkowa "Akcji Burza"Commemorative Badge of "Operation Storm"
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Veteran Badge of Struggle For Independence
Odznaka Weterana Walk o NiepodlegloscVeteran Badge of Struggle For Independence
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
National Military Action Cross
Krzyz Narodowego Czynu Zbrojnego (1992)National Military Action Cross
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown

Highest Decorations

Order of the White Eagle
Order Orla Bialego (1992)Order of the White Eagle
In the database: 42
Issued:unknown

Prizes and Trophies

Kustosz Pamięci NarodowejIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

Medal Komisji Edukacji NarodowejIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Krzyż „Za Zasługi dla ZHP"In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Medal za Zasługi dla Policji - Złoty MedalIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Community Decorations

Odznaka „Zasłużony dla Sanoka"In the database: 1
Issued:unknown

Other Decorations

Medalion Pieta Miednoje 1940In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Order Męczeństwa i ZwycięstwaIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Medal Pamiatkowy Zarzadu Glownego OZBZKWPIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown