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  • German PAK 40 anti tank gun powder charge bag maker marked,remains of another bag recovered, Death Valley near Hill 112 the battle during operation Epsom in June 1944 on the Normandy battlefield

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    This is a German PAK 40 anti tank gun powder charge bag which is used inside the shell case of the tank gun round also the remains of a another bag.Both bags still retains some of its original colour but the pak 40 one still with most of the black ink stamp markings are there including what looks like might be a date of 1944 the other bag not complete and with no markings the bags are very solid not braking up or falling apart perfect for display or any collection.The bags were recovered from Death Valley near Hill 112 the battle during operation Epsom in June 1944 on the Normandy battlefield. A very nice and rare relic from the Normandy battlefield.

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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.