This is a German army rabbit ear periscope lens in relic condition but still retains some original paintwork and retains some original colour in places.The lens which has the glass missing but the outer case still with some of its fittings attached it is rusty and is in relic condition but still solid this is a fantastic recognisable relic and a unusual find from the battlefield it has been very nicely cleaned perfect for display or any collection.The periscope was recovered from Death Valley near Hill 112 the battle during operation Epsom in June 1944 on the Normandy battlefield. A nice relic from the Normandy battlefield and comes with a A5 laminated information card.
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The capture of Caen and Carpiquet at the same time was followed immediately by renewed attacks west of the city in order to capture the high ground between the Odon and the Orne, to encircle Caen from the south, and above all to continue to engage the main German force so it could not block an American breakout to the south. This time the attack was on a broader front with no fewer than six divisions: the 49th and 50th attacked south to Hottot, the 59th attacked south to Noyers, the 15th Scottish was to attack Evrecy, an objective of EPSOM, followed by the 53rd, and in the first attack the 43rd Division was to capture Hill 112 and Maltot on 10th July 1944.