Polish Medal Group Monte Cassino Cross Of Valour 3dsk + Photos Poland For Sale
A very nice & all original group of Polish & British awards plus assorted photographs.
The medals and badges are:
Monte Cassino Cross numbered 14 161 (with original hook & eyelet ribbon)
Cross of Valour (This cross is one of the recognised Polish Exile variants. These are believed to have been made in Palestine and have a distinctive elongated suspension loop. The ribbon is also original with the hook & eyelet).
1939-45 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal & 1939-45 War Medal
a small screwback 3 DSK badge (This badge was made by F.M.Lorioli Roma)
a perspex covered ribbon bar with what looks like a Virtute Militare ribbon with two stars on it
Plus numerous photographs as pictured. Many of the photos have names & information written on the back in Polish.
All of these items were purchased together & I will not split them.
I don't know who these medals belonged to, but perhaps the photos & the information written on the back may assist in identification.
3 DSK were the 3rd Carpathian Rifle Division who fought in Palestine & Italy from 1942 to 1945.On 18-Jul-13 at 12:41:17 BST, seller added the following information:I have received some additional information from a very knowledgeable er regarding this group of medals: Monte Cassino Cross number 14161 was awarded to Strzelec (Rifleman) Stanislaw ZWIRBLINSKI of the 3rd Carpathian Heavy Machine Gun Battalion (3 Baonu CKM). Records show that he ended the War with the same rank Strzelec and was a recipient of the Krzyz Walecznych (Cross of Valour 1939-45). He appears to have died in Buckinghamshire in 1999.On 19-Jul-13 at 13:18:23 BST, seller added the following information:
Another piece of additional information from the same knowledgeable er:
The ribbon of the Virtuti Militari with 2 Stars is the Honourary Wound Ribbon each star indicates a wound.
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