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This is a German fuse cap on a projectile for a 75mm hollow charge round which has been fired and this nose section has ripped off during the impact and does have some damage from that and is missing its fuse. The projectile nose section is in very nice condition with lots of original green paintwork it does not have any original markings but has been very well cleaned perfect for display and a unusual one for the collection. This fuse was recovered from in the Woods overlooking the village of Bras near Bastogne where they occupied by the Fallschirmjager during the fighting in the Ardennes Forest from the Battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945 on the Belgium-German Border. A very nice and rare relic which was found many years ago and has been in a private collection for many years available for the first time since the war outside Belgium.
On January 14th 1945 in the village of Bras a historic meeting took place when the American forces linked up with the British forces and drove the Germans back in to Germany. Below the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders from Scotland shook hands with representatives of the U.S. 87th Infantry Division in Bras on that day.