This is a German small cable reel holder used on SDKFZ 250 half track.The metal carry case still has gray paint remains the lid opens,closes and locks it does have a couple of small holes in it the case is 8 inches long the holding brackets on it have ripped and bent slightly properly when ripped of the German half track during the battle.The metal case has been recovered from the Falaise Pocket in Normandy a nice and rare relic from the iconic battle in the summer of 1944.This hub comes with a laminated A5 information sheet with photos.
The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy. A pocket was formed around Falaise in which the German Army Group B, with the 7th Army and the Fifth panzer army (formerly Panzergruppe West) were encircled by the Western Allies. The battle is also referred to as the Battle of the Falaise Gap, after the corridor which the Germans sought to maintain to allow their escape and is sometimes referred to as the Chambois Pocket, the Falaise-Chambois Pocket, the Argentan–Falaise Pocket or the Trun–Chambois Gap. The battle resulted in the destruction of most of Army Group B west of the Seine river, which opened the way to Paris and the German border for the Allied armies.
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