This is a Very rare German Kriegsmarine coastal artillery soldiers complete dog tag dated 1944 who would have been part of the garrison for the wall its self in the town. This is a rare zinc made late war production tag this is the complete dog tag it is in nice solid condition for a relic as zinc tags do not do well after being buried but this one with its markings which are all readable not perfectly clear but are there to be seen but better once cleaned it still retains some of its original colour but it is dirty and damaged from being buried it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and a very nice tag from the famous wall and very rare to find. The dog tag was recovered from the Atlantic wall defence system near the port of Saint Malo in France. The tag comes from a very large private collection of dog tags recovered some many years ago from all over Europe from most of the fronts fought on by the German Army in World War 2.
The battle for the walled city Saint Malo and the fortress positions began on August 4 1944 Allied intelligence had believed that there were 1000 German soldiers holed up in the area enclosed by the old walls and had bombed it heavily, however, when the city surrendered on August 14 only 83 German soldiers were taken prisinor. The commander of Fortress Saint-Malo, Colonel Von Aulock, surrendered all German forces in the area on August 17th 1944.
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