Hieronim Dekutowski „Zapora” [10]

Hieronim Dekutowski „Zapora”

Subject: The Enduring Soldiers Accursed by the Communists
Face value: 10 pln
Alloy: 925/1000 Ag
Diameter: 32 mm
Weight: 14.14 g
Finish: proof
Mintage: 15000 pcs
On the edge: smooth
Additional: pad printing
Date of issue: 2018-12-05
Issue price: 130 pln
The reverse of the coin carries the images of Hieronim Dekutowski alias Zapora, the Order of Virtuti Militari, a white and red flag with the symbol of Fighting Poland, and the inscription “They acted as they should”.

Designer: Dobrochna Surajewska
In the central part of the coin – image of the coat of arms eagle established as the national emblem of the Republic of Poland. Below the left talon of the eagle – mint mark: m/w. Along the rim – issuing country: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA (the Republic of Poland). In the bottom part of the coin – face value: 10 zł, year of issue: 2018 In the background – stylized decorative surface: broken prison bars.

Designer: Dobrochna Surajewska

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Hieronim Dekutowski alias Zapora

Polish Army Major Hieronim Dekutowski was born on 24 September 1918 in Tarnobrzeg. Dekutowski was characterized by an active attitude of patriotic responsibility already in his youth. He belonged to the “Jan Henryk Dąbrowski” Scout Team and was a member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He fought as a volunteer in the Polish defensive war of 1939, and on 17 September he crossed the border with Hungary, where he was interned. He escaped from the internment camp and fled to France, where he fought against the Germans as a member of the Polish Armed Forces. He was then evacuated to England. In March 1943 he was sworn in as a member of the so-called “Cichociemni” (the Silent Unseen) paratroopers. He adopted the pseudonyms “Zapora” and “Odra” ...

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