This is a German soldiers half dog tag which is for the Field Replacement Battalion 10 in the 9th Panzer Division who fought at Arnhem in September 1944 then the Ardennes offensive a well battle hardened formation of the Wehrmacht. This is a aluminium made early war production tag this is the half dog tag snapped down the middle it is in very nice solid condition for a relic with its markings completely readable it still retains a lot of its original colour but it 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 this late war battlefield. The dog tag was recovered in the ruhr pocket of April 1945 in western Germany. 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.
Field Replacement Battalion 10 dogtag. Field replacement battalion 10 was responsible for replacement of men lost in the 9th Panzer Division after it changed from the 4th light division, this unit under its old designation took part in the occupation of the Czech republic and invaded Poland through Slovakia, and the designation changed on the 3rd of January 1940. This unit subsequently took part in the invasion of the Netherlands, it then swung towards France and headed towards Dunkirk where it was held due to the order from Hitler to stop advancing. Eventually entering on June 1st. It was then moved to the South of Amiens, where it participated in the Battle of France and pushed through the Weygand line. It then took part in the Baltic theatre before redeploying again to the Eastern Front, participating in Operation Barbarossa and eventually taking heavy losses at the battle of Kursk. The unit managing to push as far as Stalino before ending up being redeployed to France and reinforced with the 155th reserve panzer regiment. With this, it met the advancing allied forces in Normandy and was forced into retreat, joining the current German one and consolidating at Lorraine. It was then it took part in the battle of Arnhem after being deployed south of the town. It briefly received refreshments before taking part in the Ardennes offensive. Here the unit put up heavy defensive fighting before eventually being overwhelmed. Elements of the unit making it to the Ruhr pocket before it was finally destroyed.
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