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Cross of the Warsaw Uprising

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Cross of the Warsaw Uprising

The Cross of the Warsaw Uprising (Polish: Krzyż Powstania Warszawskiego) was an informal award used by soldiers of the Polish resistance during the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. It consisted of a (captured) German Iron Cross, with a pre-war 1 złoty coin pinned to it in the centre over the swastika. The reverse side of the coin, showing the Polish eagle, was displayed, to which was added a kotwica and the inscription "1944".

This cross should not be confused with the Warsaw Cross of the Uprising (Warszawski Krzyż Powstańczy) established in 1981.

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