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The class system as introduced under the Duchy of Warsaw was It’s the oldest military decoration in the world still in use. Beautiful and rare original World War I (1) Poland Order of Virtuti Militari 1919, 5th class (Silver Cross), with ribbon!
Beautiful and rare original World War I (1) Poland Poland Medal for Long Service for XX (20 years) with ribbon! Medal is in fantastic shape for it’s age! The Medal for Long Service (or Medal za Dlugoletnia Sluzbe in Polish) is a decoration established on January 8, 1938 and awarded in three classes (gold, silver, and bronze) to members of the Polish Armed Forces and other uniformed services, and to civil servants who have honorably completed 30, 20 or 10 years of service to the State. After the outbreak of the Second World War the conferment was suspended, and after that, the medal was eventually discontinued. In 1951, it was replaced by the Medal of the Armed Forces in the Service of the Fatherland for members of the armed forces. The Medal for Long Service was revived by the Law of 14 June 2007, which amended the Act of 16 October 1992, concerning medals and decorations. The original medal was awarded by the appointed minister to any member of the armed forces or other uniformed services, or to civilian employees of the government or local government following 30 (gold medal), 20 (silver medal), or 10 years (bronze medal) of continuous or cumulative service. Since 2007 the medal has been conferred by the President of Poland. Unlike its pre-World War II counterpart, the conferment is not automatic but is decided on an individual basis. The Medal for Long Service Design. The medal is circular, measures 35 mm in diameter, and is made from gilded, silver-plated or bronze-patined metal. The obverse depicts a Polish crowned eagle surrounded by rye ears and circumscribed “ZA DLUGOLETNIA SLUZBE” (“FOR LONG SERVICE”). On the reverse are the Roman numerals “XXX” (30), “XX” (20) or “X” (10), with a laurel spray below. The same numeral in gold, silver or bronze is attached to the ribbon bar. The ribbon has three stripes in red, white, and red. Please feel free to ask questions and make an offer! This medal is from the esteemed collection of Allan Zakrzewski, WWI historian, member of Cross and Cockade International and Orders and Medals Society of America. He was also a Charter member of The League of World War One Aviation Historians. In 2001, he became an editor for Over the Front quarterly magazine and while a member of the Gulf Cost Chapter of the League of WWI Aviation Historians, he earned the Thornton D. Hooper Award for Excellence for his article on Monoplane Fighters of World War I. In 2007, he received his second Thornton D. Hooper Award for An Evening with Rodney Williams, 17th Aero Squadron. Much of his collection is on display at the University of Texas at Dallas’ Eugene McDermott Library.
Medal is in fantastic shape for it’s age! For volunteers, the qualifying period was two months and for auxiliary units 5 months. There was no qualifying minimum period of service for those wounded in the conflict. The Polish-Soviet war of 1918 to 1921 arose from the chaos at the end of World War I and the Russian Revolution of 1917, with Poland seeking to reinforce its independence after centuries of occupation and division and expand its frontiers eastward and Soviet forces attempting to take control of former Imperial Russian territories. The Treaty of Riga that ended the war in 1921 effectively divided the disputed area between the two combatants. Please feel free to ask questions and make an offer! This medal is from the esteemed collection of Allan Zakrzewski, WWI historian, member of Cross and Cockade International and Orders and Medals Society of America. He was also a Charter member of The League of World War One Aviation Historians. In 2001, he became an editor for Over the Front quarterly magazine and while a member of the Gulf Cost Chapter of the League of WWI Aviation Historians, he earned the Thornton D. Hooper Award for Excellence for his article on Monoplane Fighters of World War I. In 2007, he received his second Thornton D. Hooper Award for An Evening with Rodney Williams, 17th Aero Squadron. Much of his collection is on display at the University of Texas at Dallas’ Eugene McDermott Library.
Welcome to my latest listing. My aim is to bring you top quality items at great prices. So please take your time and browse through the vast number of items I have for sale. Selection of medals from Poland with books. All in great condition- see photos for what is included. I think these are: Cross of Merit 1st Class (with book) & 2nd Class. Conquest of Berlin (with book), Young Communist medal & one other. Give something special to some one special! Free P&P applies within inland UK ONLY! All my items come from a smoke free home. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\World War II (1939-1945)\Medals/ Ribbons”. The seller is “neilus2007″ and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and Barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Republic of Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei Darussalam, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French Guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Macau, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and Caicos Islands, Aruba, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, El Salvador, Trinidad and Tobago, Vietnam.
- Type: Medals & Ribbons
- Issued/ Not-Issued: Issued
- Conflict: World War II (1939-1945)
- Era: 1945-Present
- Country/ Organization: Poland
- Theme: Militaria
- Featured Refinements: Polish Medal
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Poland
Poland WW1 Commemorative Military Of The Polish Blue Army (General Haller’s Army) In France , During The Great War. 1st Type Of Medal. On The Obverse France, America, Italy (Francja, Amery kallie, Wlochy) The Initials JH (Jozef Haller) And The Date 4 Oct. The Date That General Haller Was Appointed As Chief Commander Of The Polish Legions In France. Marked On The Reverse by Wightman &; Hough (W&;HCo). Medal Measures Approximately 2 Inches Long Has Not Been Cleaned And Does Not Come With The Ribbon… Please Feel Free To Message With Any Questions.. The item “1918 WW1 Poland Blue Army Military Medal Polish Forces France General Haller WW1″ is in sale since Monday, July 31, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\Other WWI Original Items”. The seller is “intuitiveliving” and is located in Chesterfield, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
This medal is a part of my Polish gallery medals offer. Visit my page with the offers, please. You will find many interesting items related to this subject. Olszewska – Borys, Ewa. This medal has been cast in few pieces 1984 to commemorate the 60. Anniversary of the Nazi Invasion on. Of September 1939 and the battle of Bzura. This plaque is a creation of Ewa Olszewska Borys, the winner of the prestigious Saltus Award, in `993. The entrance to the Museum of the BATTLE of BZURA in. The signature of the artist. The symbolic scene with the Polish soldiers; the dated 1939 – 1984. Size (irregular form) ca 90 mm x 77 mm (ca 3½ x 3). Weight ca 560 gr, (ca 20 oz). The World War II began on September 1. 1939, when Nazi Germany. Within two days the United Kingdom. Although the only European battles remained in. Pursuant to a then secret provision of its non-aggression Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. With the Soviet Union. Was joined in the battle to conquer. And to divide Eastern Europe by the. On September 17, 1939. The Invasion of Poland, 1939. In Poland also ” the September Campaign , ” ” Kampania wrzeniowa , ” and ” the 1939 Defensive War , ” ” Wojna obronna 1939 roku “; in Germany, ” the Poland Campaign , ” ” Polenfeldzug , ” codenamed Fall Weiss. ” “Case White, ” by the German General Staff, and sometimes called ” the Polish-German War of 1939 , which precipitated World War II. Was carried out by Nazi Germany. And a small German-allied Slovak. The invasion of Poland marked the start of World War II in Europe. As Poland’s western allies, the United Kingdom. On Germany on September 3. Soon followed by France. The invasion of Poland began September 1. One week after the signing of the secret Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. And ended October 6. With Germany and the Soviet Union occupying the entirety of Poland. Following a German-staged “Polish attack”. On the first of September, German forces invaded. From the north, south, and west. Spread thin defending their long borders, the Polish armies were soon forced to withdraw east. After the mid-September Polish defeat in the Battle of the Bzura. The Germans gained an undisputed advantage. Polish forces then began a withdrawal southeast, following a plan that called for a long defence in the Romanian bridgehead. Area where the Polish forces were to await an expected Allied. Invaded the eastern regions of Poland. The Soviets were carrying out their part of the secret appendix of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Into Nazi and Soviet spheres of influence. Facing the second front, the Polish government decided the defence of the Romanian bridgehead was no longer feasible and ordered the evacuation. Of all troops to neutral Romania. And the Soviet Union had completely overrun. Although the Polish government never surrendered. S remaining land and air forces were evacuated to neighboring Romania. Many of the exiles subsequently joined the recreated Polish Army. And the United Kingdom. In the aftermath of the September Campaign, a resistance movement. Poland’s fighting forces continued to contribute. To Allied military operations, and did so throughout the duration of World War II. Captured the Soviet-occupied areas of. When it invaded the. And lost the territory in 1944 to an advancing Red Army. Over the course of the war. Lost over 20% of its pre-war population under an occupation that marked the end of the Second Polish Republic. The Battle of the Bzura (also known as the Battle of Kutno) was a World War II. Battle of the Polish September Campaign. And was fought September 9. 1 1939, between Polish. This largest battle of the Polish campaign took place west of Warsaw. Near the Bzura River. A Polish attempt to counterattack. Failed after an initial success. And 16th, Army Pomorze took defensive positions on the northern bank of the Bzura. S group was located between Kutno. S units in the area of Gbin. And divisions of Army Pozna – by the Bzura near Sochaczew, ready to commence their drive towards Warsaw. To encircle and destroy the Polish forces, the Germans used most of 10th Army units, including two armoured, three light and one motorized divisions – equipped with some 800 tanks altogether. The attack from all sides on Polish positions started on September 16. With the support of the Luftwaffe. German 1st Panzer Division. After crossing the Bzura between Sochaczew and Brochów. And a bloody encounter with the Polish 25th Infantry Division, managed to capture Ruszki. But its advance was then halted. Only few Polish units managed to get out of the encirclement. These groups entered Warsaw. And Modlin, crossing the Kampinos Wilderness. Among them were Generals – Kutrzeba , Knoll-Kowacki. And Tokarzewski, two cavalry brigades, 15th and 25th Infantry Divisions. Other units, together with General Bortnowski, capitulated from 18 to 22 September and were captured. After the battle, German divisions rushed towards. And Modlin, encircling these strongholds. Even though Bzura campaign was a defeat to the Poles, its strategic importance has to be emphasized. Due to this battle, German advance was stopped for a few days, which enabled Polish units in. And other places to organize their defense. The item “Poland, World War II, Nazi German Invasion, Olszewska-Borys, Sanford” is in sale since Monday, July 24, 2017. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Exonumia\Medals”. The seller is “rosirenon” and is located in European Union. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Poland
WW2 Polish medal & effects to a Monte Cassino veteran. Group includes Cross of Valour (Government in Exile issue), Army Medal for the 1939-45 War, Monte Cassino Cross, numbered 35562, 1939-45 Star, The Italy Star & 1939-45 War Medal. Comes with the ribbon bar, with Monte Cassino sewn bar. Photographs (looks to have been a pioneer), uniform insignia, unit badges etc. Nice lot and rare to see complete groups to Polish veterans. Please view our guide on spotting fake militaria. We list militaria and coins weekly. JB Military Antiques – We provide quality mounted medals, badges and historical research. We can also conduct military research on your behalf and value cherished objects with a current market or insured value. 2/135 Russell St, Morley, WA. Items are accurately described & photographed. Additional costs for this standard service will be added for this service based on publicly available Australia Post rates. Please note, these items are located and will be posted from Australia. We appreciate fair feedback from you once you receive the item. We aim to give you, the customer our best customer service. The item “WW2 POLAND MONTE CASSINO & GALLANTRY MEDAL, BADGE, UNIFORM INSIGNIA PHOTO GROUP” is in sale since Tuesday, December 06, 2016. This item is in the category “Collectables\Militaria\1939 – 1945 (WWII)”. The seller is “jb_military_antiques_14″ and is located in 2/135 Russell St, Morley, Perth, WA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Authenticity: Original
- Country: Poland
- Campaign: WW2
- Product Type: Badges
- Era: 1940s