This is a German vehicle number plate which does retain a lot of its original paintwork and colour with no markings that can be seen. The plate does have some small rust holes and it is rusty it is in relic but solid condition rusty but not falling apart at all it has been well cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection and very unusual find from the battlefield. The number plate was recovered near the village of Bras a village just outside Bastogne this village is were British and American forces both re captured it from the Germans during the fighting in early 1945. A very nice unusual relic found in September 2018 in Belgium ware it had been since the battle.
The number plate is properly from a vehicle used by the 26th Volksgrenadier Division because on the 13th January 1945 they were the last German soldiers occupying the village of Bras near Bastogne at the end of the Battle of the Bulge. On the following day the village of Bras was liberated, and a historic meeting took place when the American forces linked up with the British forces and drove the Germans back into Germany.
The 26. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in September 1944 on the training ground Warthelager near Posen from 26th Infantry Division and manpower from the partially formed 582 Volksgrenadier Division It was sent to the western front and saw action in the Ardennes suffering heavy losses. The remains of the division went into captivity in the Harz Mountains in April 1945.
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