Poland

Monte Cassino Cross, Nr 49783

130.00 EUR  
~558.94 PLN
~145.02 USD

Polish Armed Forces in the West 1939-1947

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Krzyż Monte Cassino – Monte Cassino cross

Established on 20.11.1944 by the Commander in Chief of the Polish Armed Forces in the West as a commemorative cross for soldiers of the 2nd Polish Corps, who participated in the Battle of Monte Cassino.

There were 50,000 pieces produced in Tel-Aviv (now Israel, then British Palestine). A total of 48,498 crosses (serial numbers 1 to 48,498) were awarded with accompanying award documents (each with a matching number). Here the cross No. 49783 – original, but from the unawarded stock.
Bronze with dark patina, very nice preserved, on the old original ribbon.