This is a Rare complete nice condition relic track link from German Czech made 38[T] Tank. The link which is complete and is not damaged it is rusty but in very nice solid condition it has been well cleaned and still has maker stamp number on the ends and is a nice example of this hard to find track link battlefield found. The German Czech made 38[T] Tank track link of the 7th Panzer Division was recovered near Arras fought on or around the 21st May 1940 during the site of the Allied counter attack against the German 7th Panzer Division during the invasion. This track link comes with 2 x A5 laminated information sheets with photos.
The battle of Arras on the 21st May was an Allied counter-attack against the flank of the German Army, near the town of Arras in North-Eastern France. The German forces were pushing North under Rommel towards the channel coast, to trap the Allied forces that had advanced in to Belgium. The counter-attack at Arras was an Allied attempt to cut through the German armoured spearhead and frustrate the German advance. The Anglo-French attack made early gains and panicked some German units but was repulsed after an advance of up to 6.2 miles and forced to withdraw after dark to avoid encirclement. General Rommel noted in his diary that his division had lost 89 men killed, 116 wounded and 173 men missing and captured, as many as the first four days of operations, which included the Meuse crossing, although 90 of the missing returned to their units. But later records show the 7th Panzer Division loss nine medium and several light Tanks,378 men killed or wounded and 173 missing. The British records show almost 400 Germans taken prisoner and the British lost around 100 men killed or wounded in the attack, it is unknown how many French soldiers became casualties in the engagement. The French lost 60 of the 88 Tanks that went in to the attack.
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