This is Sections of armoured plate one is 20mm thick from the underbelly or turret top and the other is a thinner section around 10mm thick which is a blown of fragment from somewhere The thinner armour part still has some original red undercoat and small amount of green paintwork still fairly clear to see and which has nice shiny weld down one edge the 20mm bit has no paintwork but remains of 2 bolt holes they are in relic but solid condition they have been very well cleaned up and they are 7-8 inches long in size and are perfect for display or any collection and are very nice bits of armour from the most famous Allied tank in the west .The armoured plate parts were 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 a A5 laminated information card 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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