This is a wheel bearing from a drive shaft which is in relic condition rusty but solid still with some of the screw thread on the inside of it and it is a heavy little lump it does have some damage to outer ring but it has been nicely cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection the bearing is 7 inches long.This bearing is
from a Sturmgeschutz 3 assault gun or Tank destroyer which has been recovered from the Falaise Pocket in Normandy. A nice and rare relic from the iconic battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944.This armour comes with a laminated A5 information sheet with photos.
In Normandy there were around 600 stug 3’s up until the end of July and by that point the Germans had lost around 95 of them.
The Falaise Pocket or Battle of the Falaise Pocket (12–21 August 1944) was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. A pocket was formed around Falaise, Calvados, in which the German Army Group B, with the 7th Army and the Fifth Panzer Army (formerly Panzergruppe West) were encircled by the Western Allies. The battle is also referred to as the Battle of the Falaise Gap (after the corridor which the Germans sought to maintain to allow their escape), the Chambois Pocket, the Falaise-Chambois Pocket, the Argentan–Falaise Pocket or the Trun–Chambois Gap. The battle resulted in the destruction of most of Army Group B west of the Seine river, which opened the way to Paris and the Franco-German border for the Allied armies.
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