This is 2 Sections of internal structure parts both solid heavy metal parts which both have broken and blown, ripped off when the tank was hit and blew up .The 2 sections one still retains a lot of its original white paintwork very clear to see the other has red undercoat paintwork they are rusty but solid and has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and with so much paintwork on quite unusual and internal structure like this the parts are 5-6 inches long in size. The structure was recovered from the site of a destroyed British Sherman Tank in the 11th Armoured Division destroyed in fighting and recovered from near the village of Habloville the battle of the 16-20 August 1944 closing the gap in the Falaise Pocket in Normandy. The relics come with 2xA5 laminated information cards with the details of the battle and roughly where on the tank the parts comes from.
The British 11th Armoured division was attached to XXX corps. It progressed eastward hard on the heels of the Germans, who were retreating after the failure of the Mortain counteroffensive. On the 16th August they were engaged in heavy fighting against a German rear-guard then the 11th Armoured division seized Flers on 17 August. Then they were involved in closing the Falaise pocket gap advancing steadily towards Trun after its capture and once the battle for the Falaise gap was over, the 11th Armoured liberated more towns and villages as it moved across France into Germany. Below insignia of the 11th Armoured Division.
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