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  • German steel made 75mm KwK 40 shell case solid relic fired by Panzer 4 tank from one of SS Division or Corps Tank properly the 9th SS Panzer Division which was defending Hill 112 near Caen in Normandy 1944 battle

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    This is a German near complete steel shell case 7.5cm KwK40 fired by a Panzer 4 Tank which is relic condition .The case is rusty but solid and is in relic condition it does have some rust holes and damage but a nice straight case not bent at all .On the bottom of the case non of the original markings can be seen the case has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and a nice bit of tank from the work horse and most produced tank of the German army in World War 2.The shell case is from a German Panzer 4 tank that was destroyed in the battle which was in one of the SS Division or Corps  which were defending Hill 112. The hill which is near Caen in Normandy it was recovered from the hill a many years ago from a pit of buried German equipment and destroyed tank parts obviously done after the battle when they were clearing the hill. A very nice and rare relic from this famous Hill fought over during the Normandy campaign and it comes with A5 laminated information card with pictures.

    Hill 112 was the name given to an important area of high ground near Caen in Normandy. The German army wanted to keep control of the hill because it gave them a strong advantage. On the 25th June 1944 the 5th Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry of 214th Brigade and the 4/Somerset Light infantry and supported by tanks of the 7th RTR with Churchill and Sherman Tanks finally captured the crest of the Hill. After capturing the hill, the 5th Duke of Cornwall Light Infantry were subject fierce counter-attacks by Panzergrenadiers of 21st Panzergrenadier regiment of the 9th SS Panzer Division and Tigers of the 102nd SS Heavy Tank Battalion. The British Forces were finally forced to withdraw and give up these most recent gains almost everywhere owing to strong German counterattacks It was only finally on the night of August 4th that a patrol from the 53rd Welsh Division discovered that with Caen no longer in their control, Hill 112 had lost its importance for the German defenders and they had withdrawn, allowing the 53rd Division to finally occupy the high ground without a shot being fired.

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