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Help identify medals for a Polish soldiers Grandson please

isthatu2 4 | 2,702
26 Feb 2011 #1
The great grandson of a Polish soldier who served with 2 corps is seeking all sorts of info regarding how his great grandad could have travelled from krakow to palestine ,pointed him in the right directions there,but Im afraid I know very little about medals and other "bling",Im more the history than the awards.

Thanks in advance even if its just links to websites.

Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161
26 Feb 2011 #2 -> 2nd from the left, no idea about the rest.
OP isthatu2 4 | 2,702
26 Feb 2011 #3
Thanks,just found out the others are for the Polish Soviet war and the Siliesian Uprising.
The one on the right:
Medal pamiatkowy za wojnę 1918-21 (Commemorative Medal for 1918-21 War). For Polish-Soviet War, established in 1921

The one in the middle:
Odznaka Krzyż na śląskiej wstędze waleczności i zasługi (Badge Crosss on Silesian ribbon of Valor and Merit) for Silesian uprising 1919-21 (established in 1921)
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
27 Feb 2011 #4
The Poland sign on the epaulet is that of the Polish II Corps, the epaulet has Odznaki Zaopatrzenia Artylerii (Artillery supply).The insignia underneath are Odznaki 2 Brygady Pancernej, as for the medals you already have that covered, the one with green ribbon is Medal pamiątkowy 25-lecia bitwy pod Monte Cassino.

EDIT: very nice collection since those insignia were worn by the soldiers that took part in the battle for Monte Casino. The commemorative medal was probably awarded to the participant of that battle by one of the Polish combatant organizations in émigré, don’t know which one though.
OP isthatu2 4 | 2,702
27 Feb 2011 #5
It will be one of the "London" Polish governments then as the lad is British ,these are all his Great grandfathers Insignia and medals.

Thanks everyone,will pass the tips on.
ShortHairThug - | 1,103
27 Feb 2011 #6
Cool :) He should be very proud of his great grandfather.
OP isthatu2 4 | 2,702
27 Feb 2011 #7
Seems his G Grandfather was involved in all the major events of 20th C Poland short of the Warsaw Uprising and the Gdansk shipyard strikes :) I imagine he is very proud of him.

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