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  • British Naval large charge container lid for No 36 charge dated 1940 used by large Naval guns on many British Warships recovered from the Beach at Bray Dunnes in the Dunkirk Pocket of May-June 1940 during the battle of France and the Low Countries

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    This is a rare to find relic from the Dunkirk pocket it is a British Naval large charge container lid for No 36 charge used by large Naval guns on many British Warships.The lid which has all of original markings fairly clear to see it is dated 1940 it has lots of original colour and paintwork remains and brass clips it is solid mag allow made it does have a couple of holes and a bit of damage it has been very well cleaned it is in perfect condition for display or any collection and comes with a laminated A5 information card with pictures. This lid was recovered from the Beach at Bray Dunnes in the Dunkirk Pocket of May-June 1940 during the battle of France and the Low Countries and comes with A5 laminated information card.

    Operation Dynamo, the evacuation of the British expeditionary force (BEF) and other Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkirk to England. Naval vessels and hundreds of civilian boats were used in the evacuation, which began on May 26. When it ended on June 4, about 198,000 British and 140,000 French and Belgium troops had been saved.

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