It was recognised as a national Polish decoration in 1922 and was permitted for wear on military uniforms. It was awarded to military personnel and civilians for meritorious service in the Silesian Uprisings of 1919, 1920, and 1921.
The I Class Cross was awarded to those who participated in combat, while the II Class Cross was awarded to those who contributed to the uprisings in other ways. Please feel free to ask questions and make an offer! This medal is from the esteemed collection of Allan Zakrzewski, WWI historian, member of Cross and Cockade International and Orders and Medals Society of America.
He was also a Charter member of The League of World War One Aviation Historians. In 2001, he became an editor for Over the Front quarterly magazine and while a member of the Gulf Cost Chapter of the League of WWI Aviation Historians, he earned the Thornton D. Hooper Award for Excellence for his article on Monoplane Fighters of World War I.In 2007, he received his second Thornton D. Hooper Award for An Evening with Rodney Williams, 17th Aero Squadron. Much of his collection is on display at the University of Texas at Dallas' Eugene McDermott Library.