Bases of steel shell cases from German 75mm gun these were fired either from artillery gun a PAK40 or tank either panzer 4 or panther.The bases have ripped and snapped by the impact of the explosion it is in relic but nice solid condition it is not braking up or crumbling and still has some dirt and mud on it after being recovered from the battlefield .The shell bases were recovered from one of the woods around Bastogne the scene of the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944 a very nice and rare relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war.
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The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front towards the end of World War II in the European theatre. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. American forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their highest casualties for any operation during the war. The battle also severely depleted Germany's armoured forces on the Western Front bringing the war to end much sooner.