I would like to share with you the truly great find (i think) - amongst the of piles of papers / pictures that I have received from a friend - I have come across a picture that allows to trace - on of the Polish POWs Eagels - it is an amazing picture as it comes form POW Camp in Denmark.
Looks like - the hand made / sentimental eagle - how many of them survived?
Hope You like it?
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I think the following pictures are worth posting – as it seems to me that we may have come across an interesting variant of the Palestinian Eagle.
This one looks like casted from the stamped “original / initial version” – what is unusual is that a) the cast is of high quality with good details (typically they are very crude) and b) fastening features steel bolt fixing.
Attached are pictures of the Eagle – that I believe (some indirect evidence) to be the very first pattern / variant made for the SBSK (Carpathian Brigade) – in Syria at the beginning of unit’s formation period in Q1 / Q2 1940 – before the Brigade was evacuated from French to British zone after the defeat of France.
This is a polish cap insignia that my grandpa got in the second world war. At the liberation of Breda in the Netherlands. (I think it was liberated by the Polish
1st Armoured Division). There was a Polish soldier that slept in my grandpa's house. He gave his cap insignia to my grandpa to thank him for staying with him.
Although this is not the WW2 Eagle - I think it is worth posting the following picture as
a) I do not think that many of those ribbons / pins survived and
b) this artefact is very relevant when it comes to the history of the Polish-Americans contributing to the independence of Poland (volunteering for the Haller's Blue Army in 1917)
It is the USA made pin with the very characteristic variant of the Eagle without the crown (similar to W&H's Eagle - Armia Polska).
Pin looks like - post 1918 - perhaps some sort of commemorative pin.
What is also interesting is the fact that the face on the pin is not of gen Haller (i think). Perhaps we will never know who he is?
Yes, it was General Maczek’s 1st Armoured Division that liberated Breda, employing a brilliant strategy devised by the great general that spared the destruction of the city. The citizens of Breda recognized this and have faithfully displayed their gratitude to the Poles ever since.
"We Thank You Poles"
Thanks for sharing this eagle badge which is in the Spink & Son pattern. I can just make out what appears to be a rear fastening conversion to a safety pin. Unfortunately, the cross at the top of the crown is missing, but otherwise the badge appears to be in good condition.
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Thanks for the additional information. Yes you can see the top of the safety pin, I think the original safety pin of the badge has broken of long time ago, and my grandpa soldered a safety pin on it. (unless the original also has a safetypin soldered on it, which I highly doubt). This of course makes it probably less "valuable", but for me now it's not only a great badge to remember the second world war in my country, it's also a little remembrance of my grandfather in the war.
Thanks again Tony!