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  • German wooden tent peg recovered from Death Valley near Hill 112 the battle during operation Epsom on the Normandy battlefield of June 1944

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    This is a German army issue  wooden tent peg which is complete the wood still retains its original colour and is very solid perfect for display or any collection.The peg has been recovered from Death Valley near Hill 112  the battle part of operation Epsom on the Normandy battlefield of June 1944. A nice and unusual wooden relic from the Normandy battlefield.

    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.

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