|Cross of Merit with Swords|
Bronze grade of current Cross of Merit with Swords.
|Awarded by the President of Poland|
|Type||Medal awarded in three grades: Gold, Silver, Bronze.|
|Awarded for||Deeds of bravery and valor not connected with direct combat, and for merit demonstrated in perilous circumstances.|
|Status||In the award system but a wartime decoration only|
|Established||October 19, 1942|
|Next (higher)||Cross of Merit for Bravery|
|Next (lower)||Cross of Merit|
The Cross of Merit with Swords (Polish language: Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami ) is a Polish military award established October 19, 1942, by the Polish Government in Exile.
The Cross of Merit with Swords is awarded for deeds of bravery and valor during time of war not connected with direct combat, and for merit demonstrated in perilous circumstances. The cross may be awarded twice in each grade to the same person.
The Order has three grades:
|1. Gold Cross of Merit with Swords|
|2. Silver Cross of Merit with Swords|
|3. Bronze Cross of Merit with Swords|
- "Odznaczenia wojenne" (in Polish). The official website of the President of the Republic of Poland. http://www.prezydent.pl/prezydent/kompetencje/ordery-i-odznaczenia/odznaczenia-wojenne/. Retrieved 17 November 2012.
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