Médaille Resistance Polonaise en France


Translation: Polish Resistance in France Medal
Number of awards in the database: 2
Total awarded for WW II: 2000

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Instituted in 1946 and awarded to all Polish combatants who served in the military or resistance in France between 1939-1945.

The bronze coloured medal, measuring 1.37" in diameter depicts on the obverse a styled Polish crowned eagle with a French Lorraine Cross at the base. This is flanked by the dates 1940 and 1944 and surrounded by the inscription: "POLSKI RUCH OPORU WE FRANCJI" (Polish Resistance Movement in France) on an elevated rim.
The reverse depicts a machingun with an oak leaf wreath, surrounded by the inscription: "RESISTANCE POLONAISE EN FRANCE" (Polish Resistance Movement in France) and the dates 1940 and 1944.
The ribbon is coloured black with two narrow red stripes at the sides. A band of light blue V signs runs down the center. The insignia which is worn on the uniform is equal to the ribbon but depicts a single V sign only.

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Picture source:   - Liverpool Medal Company LTD.
Information source(s):   - WESOWSKI, Z., Polish Orders, Medals, Badges and Insignia, Print. Services, Miami, 1986.
- Wilco Vermeer
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