British soldiers snake belt buckle with leather belt from 1914 pattern webbing.The leather belt remains are solid the leather is dry and not crumbling or braking up the brass snake buckle has turned green from being buried but still un catches and does up very easily again very solid not braking up at all one of the brass clips has come away from the belt but is still with it.The belt has been left in as found condition still covered in dirt and muck from the recovery it would clean up with some effort and is a nice and very rare find from the battlefield in this nice condition.It was recovered many years ago from inside of Mametz Wood on the Somme battlefield in France this area saw very heavy fighting during the battle in July 1916. A very nice iconic find from The famous Somme battlefield.
British and French attacks south of the Albert–Bapaume road continued on the 2 July and by 13 July had pushed up close to the German second position through Mametz Wood to the north of Mametz, ready for the Battle of Bazentin Ridge on 14 July, the British7th Division having been relieved by the British 38th Division on 5 July.
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