This is a German opel car engine part it is the top section of the radiator it's in relic but solid condition and does still have some remains of black paint work it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection.The part was recovered in the lapland province of Finland used in the battles of September 1944 to April 1945 when the Finnish army was pushing the Germans out of Finland and back in to Norway.
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The Lapland War was fought
between Finland and Germany from September 1944 to April 1945 in
Finland's northernmost Lapland Province. Germany and
Finland had been at war with the Soviet Union since June 1941, co-operating
closely in the Continuation War. However, as early as the summer of 1943,
the German High Command began making plans for the eventuality that
Finland might make a separate peace agreement with the Soviet Union. On the 2nd September 1944, after the Finns
informed the Germans of the cease fire between Finland and the Soviet Union. The cease fire agreement between Finland and the Soviet Union
required the Finns to break diplomatic ties with Germany and publicly demand
the withdrawal of all German troops from Finland by 15 September 1944. On the
28th September 1944 the first fighting started between German and
Finnish troops which then carried on in many small engagements all over the
Lapland Province as the Germans made their way to the Norwegian Border. For
most practical purposes, the war in Lapland ended in early November
1944. In north-eastern Lapland after holding the Finns off at Tankavaara
the Germans withdrew swiftly from Finland at Karigasniemi on 25
November 1944. The Germans continued their withdrawal but stayed in fortified
positions first at Palojoensuu (village ~50 km north of Muonio along the
Torne River) in early November 1944 from where they moved further to positions
along the Lätäseno River (Sturmbock-Stellung) on 26 November. On 25
April 1945 the Germans withdrew in to Norway and the war ended 12 days later.