Cross of Valour (Poland)

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Cross of Valour
Krzyż Walecznych
Krzyż Walecznych 1944.jpg

Krzyz Walecznych Ribbon.png
The People's Republic of Poland version of the medal and ribbon.
Awarded by the President of Poland
Country Poland
TypeSingle-grade medal.
Awarded forDeeds of valour and courage on the field of battle.
StatusIn the award system but a wartime decoration only
DescriptionObverse bears the words, "NA POLU CHWAŁY" ("ON THE FIELD OF GLORY"), while the reverse bears the word, "WALECZNYM" ("TO THE VALIANT"), and the date "1920" or "1944," depending on date of institution.
Claspsdenotes subsequent awards
Statistics
Established11 August 1920.
Precedence
Next (higher)Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland.
Next (lower)Military Cross.
Krzyz Walecznych 1920.jpg
Polish-Soviet War period medal

The Cross of Valour (Polish: Krzyż Walecznych) is a Polish military decoration.

References[change | change source]

  • Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski, Polish Orders, Medals, Badges and Insignia: Military and Civilian Decorations, 1705–1985, Miami, 1986.