German WWII Army Commemorative Plate for Army Artillery Regiment 255-The history of the 22nd division is that it spent the first months of the war in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, until it was called to the Battle of France in April 1940. After the German victory in that campaign, the 255th Infantry Division was on occupation duty in Belgium from the summer of 1940 through February 1941. In March 1941, the 255th Infantry Division was called to occupied Poland in preparation for Operation Barbarossa. The division crossed into the Soviet Union in June and subsequently fought at Brest, Pinsk, Gomel, Smolensk, and Vyazma. At the end of the year, the division assisted in the defense against the Soviet winter campaign of 1941–42. This commemorative porcelain plate is beautiful in its blue and white script. The white plate is trimmed with a red border. It displays a nicely detailed Heer eagle over the “AR” with the dates 1940 and 1941 on each side. Under the “AR’ is the 255. All around the edges of the plate are the locations of important campaigns. The reverse of this plate has a wire assembly for displaying this on the wall. Beautiful and rare piece.