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WW2 Polish DSP Eagle Cap Badge – Steel


Switzerland, Le Locle, Huguenin Freres 1940-44, steel silver plated

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Polish eagle cap badge depicting an eagle with spread wings sitting on an amazon shield with letters DSP. The head is topped with a closed crown. On the reverse a threaded post with spinner. Die stamped.

 Eagle designed by Bohdan Garlinski, aide-de-camp of general Bronislaw Prugar-Ketling for the soldiers of the 2nd Rifle Division. (Polish: 2 Dywizja Strzelców Pieszych, French: 2e Division des Chasseurs or 2e Division d’Infanterie Polonaise). The soldiers of the division were interned in Switzerland.

 This version of the eagle is mentioned in the book by Tomasz Zawistowski. “Polskie Orły na Czapki 1939-45” on page 146, illustration 287.