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  • Large fan from inside the engine of a British Sherman Tank,11th Armoured Division destroyed in fighting,recovered from near village of Habloville the battle-16-20 August 1944,Falaise Pocket,Normandy.

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    This is a large internal engine fan still with its brass centre bracket. The fan is pretty much complete it is rusty but solid and has some original colours it has been very well cleaned perfect for display or any collection this heavy lump is 13 inches wide. The engine fan was recovered from the site of a destroyed British Sherman Tank in the 11th Armoured Division destroyed in fighting and recovered from near the village of Habloville the battle of the 16-20 August 1944 closing the gap in the Falaise Pocket in Normandy. The relic comes with 2X A5 laminated information cards with the details of the battle.

    The British 11th Armoured division was attached to XXX corps. It progressed eastward hard on the heels of the Germans, who were retreating after the failure of the Mortain counteroffensive. On the 16th August they were engaged in heavy fighting against a German rear-guard then the 11th Armoured division seized Flers on 17 August. Then they were involved in closing the Falaise pocket gap advancing steadily towards Trun after its capture and once the battle for the Falaise gap was over, the 11th Armoured liberated more towns and villages as it moved across France into Germany. Below insignia of the 11th Armoured Division.

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