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  • Small hatch one of two with original green paintwork from the rear back deck of British Sherman Tank,11th Armoured Division destroyed in fighting,recovered from near village of Habloville the battle-16-20 August 1944,Falaise Pocket,Normandy.

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    This is a small hatch one of two from the rear back deck of British Sherman Tank which is solid armour plate it has blown off when the tank was hit and blew up .The hatch still retains some of its original green paintwork remains very clear to see in places also has shiny weld on it still as well also its back locking catch it is rusty but solid it has been nicely cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection and very rare to find a completely recognisable part from the top of the tank and a very nice find from the battlefield and is 12 inches long by 7 inches wide. The hatch 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 2xA5 laminated information cards with the details of the battle and where on the tank the part comes from the last 2 pictures on listing show it on the tank.

    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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