This is a German fuel can the famous Jerry can which has all maker stamps and markings and is dated 1939.The tin has some of its original black paintwork on and still very clear to see and with a nice maker stamp ABA on the bottom of the front of the can the typical very early war style. The can which has some dents and knocks from use and with a few small rust holes but is has had a new bottom welded on to it from post war use on the farm. The can has light surface rust all over but not any heavy thick rust the cap still opens and closes also locks perfectly well it is in overall very nice condition and a very nice example of this famous fuel can battlefield found and more semi-relic then full relic which has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The fuel can was found in 2017 with other items on a Farm at Doornik in Belgium which is on the French border the Farm was being used by British artillery guns in 1940 trying to hold back the German advance towards Dunkirk. A very nice rare relic from the famous Dunkirk pocket battle of 1940 the can comes with a A5 laminated information sheet with photos of the boxes as they were found on the Farm in 2017.
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