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  • German 8cm mortar tail fin section solid relic condition fired by 8 cm Granatwerfer 34 (8 cm GrW 34) Mortar, fired on a bomb recovered from the Bourguebus Ridge, Operation Goodwood 18-21 July 1944 in Normandy

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    This is a German 8cm mortar bomb fin which has blown off in the explosion of being fired by  8 cm Granatwerfer 34 (8 cm GrW 34) Mortar it is a nice condition relic which is empty and inert which is de activated by condition it has no paintwork remains that can be seen. The mortar bomb fin which still has it is in relic but solid condition it has blown off in the explosion when it was fired it is complete with some of its fins which still has its fired primer it has been very well cleaned the metal is pitted and rusty but overall nice condition for a relic it is perfect for display or any collection and a very nice condition find from the battlefield. The mortar fin 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. This item comes with a A5 laminated information card.

    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 Soldiers. 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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