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  • Section of battle damaged with impact holes armoured plate from British Sherman Tank,11th Armoured Division destroyed in fighting and recovered from near the village of Habloville the battle of the 16-20 August 1944 in the Falaise Pocket in Normandy.

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    This is a large size Section of battle damaged with impact holes and large dents on the armoured plate from a British Sherman Tank not sure exactly where from on the tank. The armour is very rare to find with this amount of battle damage the impacts are very clear to see this panel must have been in the area the tank was hit it is in very solid condition and does still have some dirt and muck attached after the recovery it has been very well cleaned up but so dirty and rusty it is hard to clean up perfect it is 9 inches by 6 inches wide in size and it is perfect for display or any collection and is a very nice bit of armour from the most famous Allied tank in the west .The armoured plate 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 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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