WW2 Polish/British Group - Silver Cross of Merit with Swords


1945-1960, Great Britain

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A set of decorations given to a British soldier (the arrangement of decorations suggests so) Together with the Polish decoration; the Silver Cross of Merit with Swords. The group consists of:

  • British Star 1939-45

  • British Star for Burma

  • British War Medal

  • British Defense Medal

  • Polish Silver Cross of Merit with Swords

At the end of the group is the Silver Cross of Merit with swords (Srebrny Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami). A cross-shaped decoration, arms filled with red enamel, silver inscribed rays between the arms. In the central part of the cross a circle is white enamel in which the initials of the Republic of Poland are inscribed. In the upper part of the cross there is connecting the cross and the ribbon are two crossed swords of silver color. Amaranth ribbon with two vertical blue stripes on the sides.

Reverse smooth. Probably the production of Mieczysław Białkiewicz from London. He produced decorations in the post-war period for veterans and for the Polish Government in Exile.