Created on January 20, 1998
Last updated on June 21, 2012
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Welcome to the page of Polish orders and decorations. This site has three objectives:

The structure of the site is as follows:

The site contains entries on particular orders and decorations of Poland. Each entry consists of the following information:

- English and Polish name of a decoration
- institution, history and decoration structure
- description of particular decoration insignia
- wherever possible images of both the obverse and reverse side
- special notes when necessary.

Mistakes and omissions are all mine. Please, send comments or information on other decorations to lukasz@medals.pl


This site is dedicated to Ms. Izabela Prokopczuk-Runowska, Ms. Ewa Wartalska and Dr. Zbigniew Puchalski from the Army Museum, Warsaw, without whose kindness and assistance the site would be deprived of many decoration images, as well as to the other museum staff. I also would like to thank the following individuals who have contributed to this site in many ways (I mention them alphabetically, so that nobody feels offended): Mr. Zbigniew Dunin-Wilczynski, Mr. Henryk Klos, Capt. Krzysztof Krezel, Ms. Barbara Kruszynska, Lt. Col. Stefan Oberleitner, Ms. Teresa Piotrkowicz, Dr. Zbigniew Puchalski, Dr. Stefan Rosset, Lt. Marian Stachera (Res.), LTC Zbigniew Staszkow (PIO, Multinational Division Central-South, Iraq), Capt. Michael Count Subritzky-Kusza, LTC Jacek Treichel, Mr. Jacek Tyblewski, Ms. Ewa Wartalska, late Dr. Henryk Wielecki, Dr. Teresa Wolinska, Lt. Col. Kajetan Zakrzewski and to Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski for his suggestions concerning this site. I would like to express my particular gratitude to LTC Stefan Oberleitner, M.A., who kindly allowed to use the images from his books and to Teresa Wolinska for everything.

Note: the names of decorations in Polish do not contain Polish characters..

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