Philippe Simon's Collection
POLAND, 50 Złotych, 01/12/1988
||Front : Karol Wacław Świerczewski (22 February 1897 – 28 March 1947) was an ethnic Pole serving as the Red Army general. He was a Bolshevik party member and Soviet officer in the wars fought abroad by the Soviet Union including the one against Polish as well as Ukrainian Republics and in Republican Spain. In 1939 he participated in the Soviet invasion of Poland again. At the end of World War II in Europe he was installed as one of leaders of the Soviet-sponsored Polish Provisional Government of National Unity. Soon later, Świerczewski died in a country-road ambush shot by the militants from OUN-UPA. He was an icon of communist propaganda for the following several decades.
Back : The Order of the Cross of Grunwald (Polish: Order Krzyża Grunwaldu) was a military decoration created in Poland in November 1943 - it was conferred to Polish or the allied military for valour or merit in combat with Nazi Germany.
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