Cross of Merit with Swords (Poland)

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Cross of Merit with Swords
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Bronze grade of current Cross of Merit with Swords.
TypeMedal awarded in three grades: Gold, Silver, Bronze.
Awarded forDeeds of bravery and valor not connected with direct combat, and for merit demonstrated in perilous circumstances.
CountryFlag of Poland.svg  Poland
Presented bythe President of Poland
StatusIn the award system but a wartime decoration only
EstablishedOctober 19, 1942
Precedence
Next (higher) Cross of Merit for Bravery
Next (lower) Cross of Merit

The Cross of Merit with Swords (Polish : Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami) is a Polish military award established October 19, 1942, by the Polish Government in Exile.

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Criteria

The Cross of Merit with Swords is awarded for deeds of bravery and valor during time of war not connected with direct combat, and for merit demonstrated in perilous circumstances. The cross may be awarded twice in each grade to the same person. [1]

Grades

The Order has three grades: [1]

1. Gold Cross of Merit with Swords POL Zloty Krzyz Zaslugi z Mieczami BAR.svg
2. Silver Cross of Merit with Swords POL Srebrny Krzyz Zaslugi z Mieczami BAR.svg
3. Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords POL Brazowy Krzyz Zaslugi z Mieczami BAR.svg

Recipients

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References

  1. 1 2 "Odznaczenia wojenne". Prezydent (in Polish). Retrieved 17 November 2012.
  2. Letter from Ministry of Defence, 11 June 2003
  3. Polish General Staff S Gano Col. Deputy Chief of Staff