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  Virtiti Militari - Polish highest decoration 210 years of history - Military Photos
In the Congress Poland, the Virtuti Militari medal was renamed as the Polish Military Medal (Medal Wojskowy Polski).
On March 25, 1933, the Sejm passed a new Virtuti Militari Act (Ustawa o Orderze Virtuti Militari) which modified the shape of all the crosses and extended the privileges granted to VM recipients by the previous act of 1919.
This was the case of the 18th Pomeranian Uhlans Regiment, awarded with the Virtuti Militari of General Stanisław Grzmot-Skotnicki after the battle of Krojanty, where elements of 18th Uhlans Regiment successfully delayed the advance of the German infantry on September 1, the first day of the Second World War.
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The Order of Virtuti Militari is the highest Polish military decoration, instituted in 1792 by King Stanislaw II Poniatowski of the Belarussian-Lithuanian-Polish Commonwealth, and is conferred for exceptional deeds in combat.
The Military Cross was instituted in 1914 as a decoration for the Army, which according to a decree from 1931 may be awarded to officers of the rank of Major and below and also to Warrant Officers for gallant and distinguished services in action.
The Military Medal was instituted in 1916 by King George V. It is awarded to Non-Commissioned Officers and men of the Army for acts of bravery in the field, and is subject to the recommendation of the Commander-in-Chief.
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 Virtuti Militari - Information, Resources, Links and Reference
The Virtuti Militari (Latin: "For Military Virtue") is Poland's highest military decoration for valor in the face of the enemy.
Some of the heroic actions recognized by an award of the Virtuti Militari are equivalent to those meriting the Commonwealth's Victoria Cross and the U.S. Medal of Honor.
Among the most famous recipients of the Virtuti Militari in this period were Prince Józef Antoni Poniatowski (1763-1813) and Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746-1817), both able military commanders during the War in Defense of the Constitution and the Kościuszko Uprising.
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 Virtuti Militari   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Ribbon Throughout its history, the Virtuti Militari cross shared the fate of all Poland: it was banned and disappeared several times, only to be reintroduced several years afterwards.
All classes of the Virtuti Militari medal were awarded by the commander-in-chief during the war or former commander in chief after the end of hostilities.
This was the case of the 18th Pomeranian Uhlans Regiment awarded with the Virtuti Militari of General Stanisław Grzmot-Skotnicki after the Battle of Krojanty.
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The Polish Ministry of Military Affairs ordered 10,000 silver, 5th class Crosses of the Order of Virtuti Militari between the years 1920- 1923 from Polish jewelers.
In July 1920, during the first ceremonies, soldiers decorated with the Order were given a short piece of the Virtuti Militari cloth ribbon to wear on their uniform with an accompanying award document.
When the awarding of the Virtuti Militari was abruptly halted in 1923, the Ministry was left with a surplus of numbered Crosses.
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 Twentieth Century Oboe Concertos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Virtuti Militari is not a conventional programmatic work, but it tells a story nonetheless.
In 1994, Sydor was a winner in the Juilliard School Composers' Competition for his Virtuti Militari -- Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra, which was premiered by oboist Humbert Lucarelli and the Juilliard Symphony in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.
Virtuti Militari also won Sydor the American Academy of Arts and Letters' Charles Ives Scholarship in composition in 1995.
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 Snoofmadrune: The Virtuti Militari
The Virtuti Militari is the highest honor in the Polish military, equivalent to the American Medal of Honor and the British Victoria Cross.
It was instituted in 1792 and is conferred on Polish soldiers "solely for deeds of exceptional bravery...
It was instituted in 1792 and is conferred on Polish soldiers "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." For more on this and other Polish medals.
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 Courtly Lives - Poland Military Index Page
The inscription translates to: "With Thee and For Thee." In 1655, this banner was captured, in Warsaw, by the Swedes and was taken as a military trophy.
The Virtuti Militari cross was the highest military award for service in field, is bestowed only in wartime.
His medal was a Virtuti of the 5th class #1964.
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The medal "Virtuti Militari" is awarded to those who, in the judgment of their superiors, have consistently distinguished themselves by their performance of their military duties with devotion and valor.
is awarded to military personnel who, in the opinion of their superiors, have compiled at least a ten-year record of consistently outstanding service in the perfomance of their duties.
The Training Medal is awarded to all military personnel who have distinguished themselves in their mastery of military skills during their period of training.
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The Order of the Virtuti Militari has been established by the King Stanislaus August.
It is the highest Polish military decoration for the gallantry in the battle.
Virtuti Militari is an equivalent of the Amercian Medal of Honor and British Victoria Cross.
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 POLISH MILITARY HISTORY BOOKS -- polish orders, medals, badges, insignia, military and civilian, virtuti military, ...
A military historian was unable until now, to locate the names of the recepients of the Polish Order Virtuti Militari.
The Polish order of the VIRTUTI MILITARI was established 200 years ago by King Stanislaw August Poniatowski as the highest military decoration for gallantry the Polish nation bestows upon it's soldiers for acts of heroism above and beyond the call of duty.
The VIRTUTI MILITARI is equivalent to the American MEDAL OF HONOR or the British VICTORIA CROSS.
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 The Life and Times of Jan Pirog, a Polish Soldier
Virtuti militari 5th class, or silver, which could also be awarded to whole towns or villages
The Virtuti Militari that Jan received was given to soldiers up to the rank of Major, the rank of the person determined which cross he got.
Jan states that 8,000 Polish Military personnel were taken to the Siberian Gulag along with him, and only 2,000 were still alive when they arrived at their destination.
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 Polish military flags
This pattern is in general use for Polish military units; it would have the name of the unit, and even battles in which it had fought.
The pattern is reminiscent of the shape of the medal of the Virtuti Militari order, the highest Polish order for valour, which has (I think) been re-established since the fall of the communist regime.
The Virtuti Militari is the same shape as the white parts of the flag together with the ring containing the eagle (Polish national emblem) in the centre.
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 Warsaw Uprising Witnesses: Witold Kiezun 'Wypad' I
General Bór-Komorowski, short, in a dark-green uniform with an open collar looked disappointingly modest, but when he began speaking he moved us all deeply and we realized that we were in the presence of a commanding officer of a very high order.
He replied that it was too early to reveal all the circumstances behind the decision to launch the uprising but that the uprising was not only a battle for Warsaw but for all of Poland, for the country our fatherland would be in future.
The decorations were, of course, symbolic – there were no medals, we were just read formal announcements about our decoration with the Virtuti Militari and given a warm handshake.
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 Medal of Honor equivalents... - Military Photos
The military Willemsorder is the highest Dutch millitary award; since 1940 this award can also be given to civilians.
The Military Willemsorder was first created on the 30th of April 1815 and was awarded for the first time in the same year.
The Médaille Militaire is an exclusively military award, and ranks just after the Légion d'Honneur and the Ordre de la Libération, but it is not rare.
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 PolishMilitaria.com History Articles
Military scholars interested in Polish Orders, especially the Virtuti Militari, the highest honor awarded during a time of War for personal bravery, have always wondered why there are irregularities in the disposition of the Order, especially in the 5th class.
The production of the Cross was first awarded by the Polish Ministry of Military Affairs to the jewelry firms of Krupski & Matulewicz by a process of lowest bidder in September 1920.
Thousands of unsung heroes lay buried in unmarked graves in the Steppes of Siberia, the Katyn forest and in Germany.
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 The Mineyko Genealogy
At the same time, her brother Zygmunt Mineyko (1840-1925) was captured and sentenced to death for his activities against Russia and for which he was awarded the highest medal (Virtuti Militari) by marshal Jozef Pilsudski.
Much later, his cousin, Tomasz Mineyko (1901-1972) was also decorated with Virtuti Militari for his services during the Second World War.
Virtuti Militari for Zygmunt Mineyko F10,Tomasz Mineyko H.6, Stanislaw Cienski
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 Poland in the classroom - General Tadeusz Kosciuszko Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Society of the Cincinnati, was formed on May 10, 1783 by the officers of the victorious American Army.
The Virtuti Militari order (Military Virtue medal) was created by Poland's King Stanislaw August Poniatowski in 1972.
Kosciuszko was awarded the medal in recognition of his generalship at the Battle of Dubienka, the fiercest encounter of the Polish-Russian war of 1792.
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 Order Virtuti Militari
Orderem Virtuti Militari (V klasy) odznaczono także Warszawę (23 grudnia 1940).
W 1976 w proteście przeciw odznaczeniu przez władze PRL sowieckiego przywódcy Leonida Breżniewa orderem Virtuti Militari I klasy przedwojenni dowódcy wojskowi zorganizowali uroczystość złożenia na Jasnej Górze swoich orderów Virtuti Militari.
Odznaka orderu Virtuti Militari po 1919 roku opierała się na wzorach wcześniejszych, choć z rewersu usunięto inicjały króla oraz umieszczono napis Honor i Ojczyzna.
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 Polish Medals
While the White Eagle and Virtuti Militari were reestablished in the new Republic of Poland, the Order of St. Stanislas was not.
- The Order "Virtuti Militari" (for Military Merit) The was established in 1792 by King Stanislaw August Poniatowski of Poland as the highest military decoration for gallantry the Polish nation bestows upon it's soldiers for acts of heroism above and beyond the call of duty.
The VIRTUTI MILITARI is functional equivalent to the American Medal of Honor, the German Pour le Mérite, or the British Victoria Cross, being the highest purely military award for gallantry.
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 "Virtuti militari"
But later it appeared that the order "Virtuti militari" overlived all its "fellows" and reached (sometimes with intervals) nowadays.
Lower ranks, who participated in the military operations against Poles, also had the right to have a decoration.
Order "Virtuti militari" was put an end to after 1813.
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 Polish Decorations-Virtuti Militari
Prince Józef Poniatowski was promoted to commander in chief of all forces of the Duchy of Warsaw, the short-lived Polish nation allied with Napoleon I of France.
However, soon the system was changed and since then the order is usually awarded centrally, for individual acts of bravery, after being nominated by the chain of command.
Also, during the Napoleonic Wars the present tradition of awarding the soldiers with Virtuti Militari in front of the unit was established.
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 Symbols of Poland: Virtuti Militari Medal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Since 1809, when its was changed to a cross, it exists in five divisions - these range from the Silver Cross to the Grand Cross.
In the period 1807-1815 it bore the name Military Order of the Duchy of Warsaw.
In the period 1815-1832 its name was the Polish Military Order.
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 virtuti (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is not to be used for authentication of Virtuti Militaris.
Original government pre-War issued 5th class Virtuti Militaris were numbered (machine stamped) between 1 and 9999.
Pilsudski did not revive the Order Virtuti Militari during WW I in order to avoid it being absorbed into the award system of another country.
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 Virtuti Militari 3rd class III RP - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
Current Republic Virtuti Militaris are not especially well-made.
This is a very high level (third class of five) of the Virtuti Militari that is very rarely awarded.
I do not have any award statistics for the Polish III Republic, but it is quite possible that none of these have actually been awarded.
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 Virtuti Militari Gifts
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It is documented that two members of the Kuzniewski family were awarded the "Virtuti Militari" medallion.
Kasper and Szymon Kuzniewski received the Polish Order of the Virtuti Militari on August 19th, 1831 during the uprising against the Russian occupying forces in Poland that year.
It is equivalent to the American Medal of Honor or the British Victoria Cross.
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