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Greater-Poland Uprising Cross - Wielkopolski Krzyż Powstańczy

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I obtained this one during my first trip to Poland in 1991... Despite the high number of Polish fakes, I believe this one is original.

This one hasn't appeared on GMIC before (at least I didn't find it in a search).

The award was originally conceived in the 1930s, but WW2 prevented it from being issued. The Communist regime after WW2 resurrected the award and Instituted February 1, 1957. Awarded to veterans of the Greater Poland uprising (powstanie wielkopolskie) in 1918 against Germany, resulting in the the city of Posen - or in Polish, Poznan, and the area of the former Grand Duchy of Poznan being returned to Poland.

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