This is a track link rubber block pattern which is pretty much complete it does have a bit of damage but nothing to bad it still with its original black colour and is maker stamped on the side very clear to see. The pins are rusty but solid and over all it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and pretty much semi relic condition .This track link comes from a US Stuart tank this was most used infantry support tank on the Western Front these are much rarer to find then Sherman links as there were many more sherman tanks. The link was recovered from the Forest around Fetsch which is 19 Kilometres from Bastogne, the scene of the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944.The item comes with a A5 laminated information sheet and photograph of the Stewart Tanks at Fetsch in 1944.
These Stewart tanks were abandoned and captured by the German 2nd Panzer Division on the 18th December 1944. The last photograph shows the M5 tanks at Fetsch which is 19 kilometres East of Bastogne in 1944 this is the area where the connector was recovered. This position its self was used by the Germans in January 1945 when they were retreating back in to Germany.
The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front towards the end of World War II in the European theatre. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. American forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their highest casualties for any operation during the war. The battle also severely depleted Germany's armoured forces on the Western Front bringing the war to end much sooner.