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INDEX: The People's Republic Of Poland Orders and Medals

The awards of this period are mainly for accomplishments in the fields of Labour and Socialism and the defeat of Nazi Germany. All references to Independence or the 1918-21 War were removed from the award system.

1. Order of Merit of the People's Republic of Poland
2. Order of the Builders of the People's Republic of Poland
3. Order of Polonia Restituta I class
3A. Order of Virtuti Militari I class
4. Order of the Cross of Grunwald I class
5. Order of the Red Banner of Labour I class
6. Order of Polonia Restituta II class
7. Order of Virtuti Militari II class
8. Order of the Cross of Grunwald II class
9. Order of the Red Banner of Labour II class
10. Order of Polonia Restituta III class
11. Order of the Cross of Grunwald III class
12. Order of Virtuti Militari III class
13. Order of Polonia Restituta IV class
14. Order of Virtuti Militari IV class
15. Order of Polonia Restituta V class
16. Order of Virtuti Militari V class
17. Gold Cross of Merit
18. Cross of Valour
19. Gold Medal of Merit on the Field of Glory
20. Partisan Cross
21. Auschwitz Cross
22. Medal for Your Liberty and Ours (for Volunteers of the Spanish Brigade)
23. Medal for the War of 1939
24. Medal for Struggle in Defense of Peoples Rule
25. Silesian uprising Cross
26. Wielkopolski Uprising Cross/ Great Poland Uprising Cross
27. Warsaw Uprising Cross
28. Silver Cross of Merit
29. Silver Medal of Merit on the Field of Glory
30. Bronze Cross of Merit
31. Bronze Medal of Merit on the Field of Glory
32. 30 years of the People's Republic of Poland
33. 40 years of the People's Republic of Poland
34. Warsaw Medal 1939-1945
35. Oder, Neisse and Baltic Medal
36. Victory and Freedom Medal 1945
37. Rodlo Medal
38. Medal for Courage and Sacrifice
39. 20 years of Army service
40. 10 years of Army service
41. 5 years of Army service

42. 10 years of the People's Republic of Poland
43. Many years of Married Life
44. Medal for the Participation in the Battle for Berlin
45. Gold Medal for Merit in Defense of the Country
46. Silver Medal for Merit in Defense of the Country
47. Bronze Medal for Merit in Defense of the Country

48. Battle of Lenino Cross
49. Order of Smile :)
50. Monte Cassino Cross
51. Polish Armed Forces in the West Military Action Cross

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Honorary Titles

Besides orders and decorations, the People's Republic of Poland had also a third type of awards - the honorary titles. Unlike in the Soviet Union and other soviet dominated countries, in People's Poland there were no "hero" titles. There existed however a variety of professional titles of honor.

1a. Meritorious Miner of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Gornik Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

2a. Meritorious Iron Worker of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Hutnik Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

3a. Meritorious Railroad Worker of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Kolejarz Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

4a. Meritorious Teacher of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Nauczyciel Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)


5a. Meritorious Shipyard Worker of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Stoczniowiec Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

6a. Meritorious Physician of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Lekarz Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

7a. Meritorious to National Health
(Zasluzony dla Zdrowia Narodu)

8a. Meritorious Dock Worker of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Portowiec Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

9a. Meritorious to National Culture
(Zasluzony dla Kultury Narodowej)

10a. Meritorious Energy Worker of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Energetyk Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

11a. Meritorious Farmer of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Rolnik Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

12a. Meritorious to Justice of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony dla Wymiaru Sprawiedliwosci Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

13a. Meritorious Printer of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Drukarz Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

14a. Pilot-Cosmonaut of the People's Republic of Poland
(Pilot-Kosmonauta Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)

15a. Meritorious Military Pilot of the People's Republic of Poland
(Zasluzony Pilot Wojskowy Polskiej Rzeczypospolitej Ludowej)


Please note: The Orders and Medals in Red have posts in this sub-section.

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