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WW2 Polish Cross of Valour – France M.Delande


Bronze, M.Delande France,1934-1965 (?),  43mm x 47mm 

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A Polish Cross of Valour. Version made from bronze, production attributed to Marius Delande of Paris. Version 13a according to the book by Grzegorz Krogulec “Krzyż Walecznych”. 

The specimens with known attribution are associated with the fights of 1940, especially the 1st Grenadier Division.

Red ribbon indicates that the cross was awarded for acts of valour during the Polish-Bolshevik war in 1919-1921. 

A Polish Cross of Valour awarded for acts of valour in the battlefield. The award in the shape of the cross, In the centre a Polish crowned eagle with spread wings. On the arms an inscription “Na Polu Chwały 1920” meaning “On the fields of Glory 1920”. 

 The reverse with a sword and a laurel leaf crown with inscription “Walecznym” meaning, Valourious.