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  • British Army issue metal dinner plate with broad arrow belonging to soldier of the 8th Army nice condition relic recovered from outside Hamburg from the battle that was fought against German 1st parachute army in April - May 1945

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    This is a British Army issue metal dinner plate with broad arrow belonging to soldier of the 8th Army. The metal plate which looks like it might have been used for something else as it has melted metal on it the aluminium made plate which is painted black and is maker marked with broad arrow on the back of it and is in relic but solid condition but with some nice original colour in places it has been well cleaned perfect for display or any collection and rare to get British relics from the battlefield. The plate was recovered from outside Hamburg from the battle that was fought against German 1st parachute army in April - May 1945 in last days of the Reich in Germany.

    The Battle of Hamburg was one of the last battles during the war where the remaining troops of the German 1st parachute Army fought the British 8th Army for the control of Hamburg fought between 18 April and 3 May 1945. The 12th SS Regiment defended the outskirts of the city and then the British troops were met with fierce resistance inside the city as Hamburg was the last significant remaining pocket of resistance in the north. Once the British had captured the city, they continued their advance north-east and sealed off the remnants of the 1st Parachute Army. By this time the 1st Parachute Army were a mix of SS, paratroopers, Valkssturm, along with regular Wehrmacht soldiers, supported by sailors, police, firemen and Hitler Youth. Other German units in the area including a tank destroyer battalion, a Hungarian SS unit and many panzerfaust anti-tank troops were still located in the woods south of Hamburg. British troops were met with fierce resistance inside the city as Hamburg was the last significant remaining pocket of resistance in the north. Once the British had captured the city, they continued their advance north-east and sealed off the remnants of the 1st Parachute Army and finally captured the city and a lot of its defenders on the 3rd May 1945.

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