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WW2 Polish Patriotic Lapel Sweetheart Eagle 1941
Circa 1941, United Kingdom, Lead 29mm x 18.5mm
A Polish sweetheart lapel eagle badge. Made in early 1941 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 1941” is made from cast lead. A rarer piece with the date 1941 incase of 1940.
This version of the eagle is mentioned in the book by Tomasz Zawistowski. “Polskie Orły na Czapki 1939-45” on page 153, illustration 301.