This is a German track link rubber shoe,pad very well used from sdkfz 6 half track. The rubber shoe is missing part of both ends and the sides are very worn and have chunks missing possibly ripped off when the half track was hit or more likely from a lot of use the rubber pad is dated February 1943 and the maker marks on the top are very clear to see it is very solid and not braking up or falling apart it has been very well cleaned perfect for display or any collection. The rubber shoe, pad from German sdkfz 6 halftrack was recovered from Death Valley near Hill 112 the battle during operation Epsom in June 1944 on the Normandy battlefield. A nice relic from the Normandy battlefield and comes with a A5 laminated information card.
The capture of Caen and Carpiquet at the same time was followed immediately by renewed attacks west of the city in order to capture the high ground between the Odon and the Orne, to encircle Caen from the south, and above all to continue to engage the main German force so it could not block an American breakout to the south. This time the attack was on a broader front with no fewer than six divisions: the 49th and 50th attacked south to Hottot, the 59th attacked south to Noyers, the 15th Scottish was to attack Evrecy, an objective of EPSOM, followed by the 53rd, and in the first attack the 43rd Division was to capture Hill 112 and Maltot on 10th July 1944.
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