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    This is a nice relic German Army soldiers steel belt buckle which is in very nice condition for a relic with its markings still mostly visible on the front and on the back the eagle and swastika which are there. The buckle is in nice solid condition it is rusty with a bit of rust damage it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and a unusual find from this battlefield and in this condition. The belt buckle was recovered from the area of Senigallia a Town which is north of Ancona in the area where the Canadian 1st and 5th infantry divisions were, and they were part of the famous 8th Army which were attacking the Gothic line from August 1944.

    The Gothic Line, renamed Green Line in Jun 1944, was the final main German defensive line in northern Italy. The line stretched from the area south of La Spezia on the west coast of Italy through the Apennine Mountains to the area between Pesaro and Ravenna on the east coast. It featured 2,376 machine gun nests, 479-gun positions, concrete bunkers, barbed wire, anti-tank ditches, and natural terrain favouring the defenders. By Aug 1944, the Germans in Italy were plagued with increased Italian partisan activity behind the front lines, while the Allies commanders in Italy were frustrated by their superiors transferring forces under their control for the new front in France. Operation Olive was launched on 25 August 1944. On the Adriatic Sea coast in eastern Italy, Oliver Leese's British 8th Army assaulted the eastern end of the Gothic Line finally capturing many defensive positions until winter stopped the advance.

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