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  • British soldiers sten gun magazine,relic condition recovered from the Bourguebus ridge captured by the British,Canadians during Operation Goodwood the battle 18-21 July 1944 in Normandy

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    This is a British soldiers sten gun magazine nice recovered relic The magazine which is ripped apart at the bottom with spring pointing out the magazine is near complete with some rust holes it is relic but solid condition and is empty of all ammunition.These sten magazines are rare to find from the battlefield it has cleaned up very well perfect for display or any collection.The magazine was recovered from the area of the Bourguebus ridge captured by the British and Canadians during Operation Goodwood the battle was fought on the 18-21 July 1944 in Normandy.

    On the 18th of July tanks of the British 8th Corps were stopped in there advance onto the Bourguébus Ridge by the 1st SS Panzer Division, the commander of the 2nd British Army, General Dempsey, ordered the Canadians to take the village of Bras which lays in front of the ridge. The order came late in the afternoon on July 19th also that day all three armoured divisions continued to fight their way forward towards the Bourguébus Ridge despite heavy opposition, taking Bras, Hubert-Folie and Soliers. The 11th Armoured Division lost 65 more tanks. The Germans remained in possession of Bourguébus itself, La Hogue and Frenouville. The 3rd British Division, on the front of the 1st Corps, was stopped short of Troarn.On the 20th July saw Bourguébus and Frenouville fall to the 8th Corps before operations ground to a halt as the Germans dug in but the Ridge was finally taken and cleared of all Germans on the 21st July with the Germans falling back to there next defensive line.

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    Sten Gun in World War II