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Army Medal for War 1939-45
Medal Wojska za Wojne 1939-45
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Vintage Medal Wojska
Awarded by Polish Government in Exile
Country  Poland
Type Campaign medal
Eligibility All members of the Polish Ground Forces
Awarded for 6 months of meritorious service with a unit engaged in military operations against an enemy, or a year service with another unit.
Campaign World War II
Established 3 July 1945
Next (higher) Volunteer Cross for War
Next (lower) Air Force Medal for War 1939-45
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Ribbon bar of the medal showing first, second, third, and fourth awards.

The Army Medal for War 1939-45 (Polish language: Medal Wojska za Wojne 1939-45 ) was created in 1945 by the Polish government in Exile (in London) to reward members of the Polish ground forces for service during World War II. The eligibility criteria were: six months of operational service during World War II, or 12 months in a non-operational role.[1] The medal could be conferred up to four times, although for a subsequent award the period of service was doubled.


  1. Robertson, Megan C. (10 May 2009). "Poland: Army Medal for War 1939-45". Medals of the World. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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