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  • German soldiers gas mask tin near complete and in relic condition with original green paint remains recovered around the village of Plota, near Prokhorovka where the main tank battle was fought during the Kursk offensive on the 12th of July 1943

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    This is German soldiers gas mask tin which has a fair bit of original paintwork left on it mostly on the inside it is very rusty but solid. The tin which looks like it has been burnt in a fire has only a few rust holes and one large hole in the side it is damaged but is still very solid not braking up or falling apart on the inside there is no date or maker marking on the inside on spare gas eyelets box cover that can be seen but the cover is still in place and opens with most of its original paintwork. The lid does open and close it does still have its locking catch this does not lock very easily the tin is in nice solid condition it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. This tin was recovered from around the village of Plota, near Prokhorovka where the main tank battle was fought during the Kursk offensive on the 12th of July 1943.A very nice relic from the famous Eastern front battlefield.

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