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  • British 6 pounder brass shell case dated 1942,battledamaged used by anti-tank gun or Churchill tank recovered from area of the Bourguebus ridge captured by the British and Canadians during Operation Goodwood, fought on the 18-21 July 1944 in Normandy

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    This is a rare to find British 6 pounder brass shell case used by either the pounder anti-tank gun or Churchill tank marks 3-4 the head is empty and inert and has most of its maker markings and dated 1942 all on the bottom clear to see. The case has major damage with cracks and dents from being fired it still has its dirty brass colour it has been very well cleaned and a very nice example of this famous shell case and rare to find in this nice a condition for a British relic battlefield recovered it comes with a A5 laminated information sheet. The shell case was recovered from the area of the Bourguebus ridge captured by the British and Canadians during Operation Goodwood the battle was fought on the 18-21 July 1944 in Normandy. The shell comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with pictures.

    On the 18th of July tanks of the British 8th Corps were stopped in there advance onto the Bourguébus Ridge by the 1st SS Panzer Division, the commander of the 2nd British Army, General Dempsey, ordered the Canadians to take the village of Bras which lays in front of the ridge. The order came late in the afternoon on July 19th also that day all three armoured divisions continued to fight their way forward towards the Bourguébus Ridge despite heavy opposition, taking Bras, Hubert-Folie and Soldiers. The 11th Armoured Division lost 65 more tanks. The Germans remained in possession of Bourguébus itself, La Hogue and Frenouville. The 3rd British Division, on the front of the 1st Corps, was stopped short of Troarn. On the 20th July saw Bourguébus and Frenouville fall to the 8th Corps before operations ground to a halt as the Germans dug in but the Ridge was finally taken and cleared of all Germans on the 21st July with the Germans falling back to there next defensive line.

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