This is a German soldiers early-mid war aluminium made dog tag remains for the light artillery division 656 in the 716th static infantry division in the Wehrmacht this tag was found with couple of other other tags with all its markings for the same unit this is how we know this tag is from this unit or basically 99% sure it is .This aluminium made tag that is a quarter's of dog tag in 2 parts which has snapped down 2 sides it is in very nice solid condition for a relic with its markings pretty much completely readable it still retains a lot of its original colour but is a bit dirty and damaged from being buried it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and a very nice tag from the French battlefield. The dog tag was recovered from a field near Trun, which we think was a pit dug by the allies where lots of German equipment was thrown in and buried after the battle in the Falaise Pocket, Normandy in France 1944. A nice rare relic from the famous Normandy battlefield. The tag comes from a very large private collection of dog tags recovered some many years ago from all over Europe from most of the fronts fought on by the German Army in World War 2.
Light artillery division 656: The light artillery division 656 part of the 716th static infantry division. This division fought defensive positions around Caen and was responsible for trying to stop the British landings at Gold, Sword and Juno. They also managed to avoid the destruction at the Falaise pocket after being made to pull back on the 10th August 1944.
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