By Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski.
Captain, United States Air Force Reserve, Retired.
New book on the Polish Order of
the Virtuti Militari and its Cavaliers 1792-1992. A military historian was unable
until now, to locate the names of the recepients of the Polish Order Virtuti
Militari. It is the first book on the history of Poland which lists all of the
recipients of the Order since 1792.
The book is a result of a 10 year
research project. It will make a significant contribution to Polish military
history for future generations.
The book contains the history of
the order, color photographs of the various styles and types of crosses, and
an alphabetical listing of every person and unit, both Polish and foreign, awarded
the order, and date, from United States, England, France, Japan, Italy, Belgium,
Romania, Estonia, Yugoslavia, Serbia, and Latvia. The listing for the years
1920-1923 and 1939-1946 is also presented sequentially by cross number.
The book weighs five pounds, has
880 pages, and is printed in large format. It has the names of 26,506 persons
and military organizations, and it is bilingual (English-Polish). It is one
of the most awaited Polish military publications in decades. The book is especially
recommended for historical research orgainzations and historians, hobbyists,
and individuals with Polish roots who maybe surprised to find the names of members
of their family listed.
The Polish order of the VIRTUTI
MILITARI was established 200 years ago by King Stanislaw August Poniatowski
as the highest military decoration for gallantry the Polish nation bestows upon
it's soldiers for acts of heroism above and beyond the call of duty. The VIRTUTI
MILITARI is equivalent to the American MEDAL OF HONOR or the British VICTORIA
To commerorate the bicentennial
of the Order, Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw P. Wesolowski has published a book completely
dedicated to the Order of Virtuti Militari. He is the author of POLISH ORDERS,
MEDALS, BADGES AND INSIGNIA, the only book of it's kind in the world which contains
all Polish civilian and military decorations.
THE MAIN BOOK was printed
in two editions. A hardcover deluxe edition for $75.00 USD and a soft cover
edition for $65.00 US. Regular surface postage is included in the book prices;
for faster service or international airmail, please add, $25 USD.
POLISH PEOPLES REPUBLIC SUPPLEMENT
It contains the names of Virtuti Militari Cavaliers awarded in Poland during
1943-1989 by the Communist Goverment. Softcover edition is $25 USD which includes
Library of Congress Card Catalag No. 91-091031
ISBN No. 0-934527-00-9
Prof. Wesolowski is the former
president of the Polish American Congress of Florida and currently a Professor
at Florida Memorial College in Miami. He was a member of the Virtuti Militari
BICENTENNIAL COMMITTEE and is a retired US AIR FORCE officer.
Write for price discount on large
Please send payments for orders
Dr. Z. P. Wesolowski
P. O. Box 291465
Davie, FL 33329