This is German sniper shield section with leg and door which blown apart in an explosion.The section of armour plate with leg and door both rusted solid in place the plate its self is in relic but solid condition it is rusty but not crumbling or braking up and a real bit of history blown up in the heat of battle the plate has been very nicely cleaned and may well clean up more with some effort and is a nice and very rare find from the battlefield.The armour plate was recovered many years ago from inside of Mametz Wood on the Somme battlefield in France this area saw very heavy fighting during the battle in July 1916. A very nice iconic find from The famous Somme battlefield.
British and French attacks south of the Albert–Bapaume road continued on the 2 July and by 13 July had pushed up close to the German second position through Mametz Wood to the north of Mametz, ready for the Battle of Bazentin Ridge on 14 July, the British7th Division having been relieved by the British 38th Division on 5 July.
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