This is a group of engine parts from British Sherman Tank all the parts have ripped and bent when the tank was hit and blew up. The parts are a section of engine case, electrical wiring parts, rubber hose end and a section of brass radiator the parts retain a lot of original colours and are in nice and very solid condition they have been very well cleaned up and are a nice size at 15-4 inches long they are perfect for display or any collection and is a very nice and unusual to find group of engine parts from the most famous Allied tank in the west .The engine 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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