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WW2 Polish Patriotic Lapel Sweetheart Eagle 1940

£49.99

Circa 1940, United Kingdom, White Metal 29mm x 18.5mm

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Description

 A Polish sweetheart lapel eagle badge. Made in 1940 in the United Kingdom to show support for Polish troops, at the time when after the fall of France, Poland was the only Ally of the United Kingdom. 

  Badge depicting an eagle with spread wings sitting on an amazon shield. The head is topped with a closed crown. The eagle with the shield inscribed “In Memoriam 1940”. Made from white metal.

This version of the eagle is mentioned in the book by Tomasz Zawistowski. “Polskie Orły na Czapki 1939-45” on page 153, illustration 301.