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British Historian Roger Moorhouse awarded a Polish State Honour

British historian and OB Roger Moorhouse has been awarded the Cavalier's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for popularising Polish history in Britain.

Author of several books on Poland, Moorhouse (Class of '87) received the distinction from Poland's Ambassador to Britain, Arkady Rzegocki for "acquainting British readers with Poland's World War Two history and promoting general knowledge about Poland in Britain."  

Ambassador Arkady Rzegocki lauded: “I am honoured to be awarding on behalf of President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland to Roger Moorhouse. He is an outstanding individual who has contributed enormously to the popularisation of knowledge about the history of Poland in the UK and around the world. His books, speeches, articles, appearances at public events and in the media, but most of all his diligent research and his determination to always present the true story about some of the most important events of the past are worthy of admiration and recognition. I am grateful to Roger for always standing on the right side of history through his fair, honest and accurate work. Roger’s remarkable achievements as a historian are only matched by his kindness and friendship he has shown towards Poland and Polish people. I am proud to be able to call him a friend of Poland.” 

The Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, which has five classes, is awarded to foreign nationals and Polish citizens living abroad who, through their efforts, greatly contribute to both international cooperation and cooperation between the Republic of Poland and other countries. 

Source: Polish Embassy Press Office 


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