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Article about: Hi all, Hope everyone is having a cracking weekend. Would anyone care to give an opinion on these 2 Monte Cassino crosses? As far as I can see, both as the real deal (the 2nd one has a repla

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    Question Monte Cassino crosses - ok?

    Hi all,

    Hope everyone is having a cracking weekend. Would anyone care to give an opinion on these 2 Monte Cassino crosses? As far as I can see, both as the real deal (the 2nd one has a replacement ribbon... looks too new).

    As always, would appreciate the knowledge of those wiser than me

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    Yes, we had a cracking weekend here, following a massive wind storm that hit yesterday afternoon. Trees down all around, like the one below which crushed two cars, and power knocked out all day. Very unusual for August.

    Anyway, both crosses appears genuine, although I'd like a a straight on shot of the MC1. MC2 has a clean bill of health. You're correct, the ribbon on this one is a replacement.

    Regards,
    Tony
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    Hello Iron Hussar,

    MCC Numbered: 8206 was awarded to:

    Rank: Kapral

    Surname: ŁOBOCKI

    Christian Name: Jozef

    Fathers Name: PAWEL

    Date of Birth: 1903

    Army Number: (also found on His ID Tags): 1903-6-III

    Unit: 2 KWarszt, 3DSK.

    I also would like to see a photograph of the MC1 face to face.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

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    Thank you gents. I have asked for some better photos of MC1.

    Tony - hope none of the damage was directly to your property!

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    Hello Iron Hussar,

    The recipient of the MCC Numbered 1335 when awarded detailes are has follows:

    Rank: Podporucznik (2nd Lieutenant)

    Surname: GWOZDZ

    Christian Name: FRANCISZEK

    Date of Birth: 1914

    Army Number : (also found on His ID Tags) : 1914-122-III

    Unit : 3BSK (Deputy Commander of the 3rd Company)

    Franciszek Gwozdz ended the war has a Porucznik (Lieutenant), he was also awarded the KW (Cross of Valour) 1939-1945, and the Silver Cross Virtuti Militari Numbered: 10652.

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    Hope the above information is of some use and help to you.

    Best wishes

    Andrzej

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