Poland: Cross of Merit with Swords
Krzyz Zaslugi z Mieczami
Ribbon: Claret with narrow light blue side stripes.
Instituted: 19 October 1942, reintroduced 18 October 1992.
Awarded: For deeds of bravery and valour not connected with actual combat, as well as for meritorious performance under perilous circumstances.
Grades: 3 (Gold, Silver and Bronze).
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