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This is a German steel shell case fired the LFH18 light field howitzer which has non of its marking on the bottom that can be seen but does have some original colour on the bottom. The primer is in place it is in nice solid condition for a steel case it does have some rust holes but is very solid not braking up or falling apart and has been very nicely cleaned perfect to display or any collection. This shell case was recovered from Death Valley near Hill 112 battle part of operation Epsom on the Normandy battlefield of 1944.
The capture of Caen and Carpiquet at the same time was followed immediately by renewed attacks west of the city in order to capture the high ground between the Odon and the Orne, to encircle Caen from the south, and above all to continue to engage the main German force so it could not block an American breakout to the south. This time the attack was on a broader front with no fewer than six divisions: the 49th and 50th attacked south to Hottot, the 59th attacked south to Noyers, the 15th Scottish was to attack Evrecy, an objective of EPSOM, followed by the 53rd, and in the first attack the 43rd Division was to capture Hill 112 and Maltot on 10th July 1944.