This is a blown half of wheel from a German half track or tank or a captured and re used German vehicle .The wheel which has some remains of original black paintwork and red undercoat it is in relic but solid condition it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and a unusual find from the battlefield the wheel is 14 inches wide.The blown wheel has been recovered from the Falaise Pocket in Normandy a nice and rare relic from the iconic battle in the summer of 1944.This wheel comes with a laminated A5 information sheet with photos.
The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy. A pocket was formed around Falaise in which the German Army Group B, with the 7th Army and the Fifth panzer army (formerly Panzergruppe West) were encircled by the Western Allies. The battle is also referred to as the Battle of the Falaise Gap, after the corridor which the Germans sought to maintain to allow their escape and is sometimes referred to as the Chambois Pocket, the Falaise-Chambois Pocket, the Argentan–Falaise Pocket or the Trun–Chambois Gap. The battle resulted in the destruction of most of Army Group B west of the Seine river, which opened the way to Paris and the German border for the Allied armies.
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