This is a German maker marked lorry wheel hub which has clear to see maker marked BP-HWH which is very clear to see. The hub which is a 3 half inches wide screw thread is in relic but solid condition the hub is rusty but with no holes and no real damage it has been very well cleaned up it is perfect for display or any collection.The hub was used by a lorry in the 14th Panzer Division recovered from the battlefield near the town of Kalach in the area they captured by them in the battle of July-August 1942 on the Stalingrad front in Russia it comes with a A5 laminated information card.
The Battle of Kalach took place between the German Sixth Army and elements of the Soviet Stalingrad Front between July 25 and August 11, 1942. The Soviets deployed the 62nd and 64th Armies in a Don River bridgehead west of Kalach with the intent of impeding the German advance on Stalingrad which they managed to do for a few weeks before they were destroyed or captured by the German 6th Army then they advanced to Stalingrad.
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