The People's Republic of Poland: Order Virtuti Militari
Order Virtuti Militari
Ribbon: Blue with black edge stripes.
Instituted: 1 August 1919, and awarded (with insignia changes) until the present day.
Awarded: To soldiers of the Polish Armed Forces or allied forces, irrespective of their rank, solely for deeds of exceptional bravery and valor at the risk of their lives before an armed enemy, above and beyond the call of duty.
Grades: 5 (Grand Cross, Commander, Knight, Gold Cross and Silver Cross).
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