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  • German soldiers gas mask tin dated 1939 which is complete with its gas mask dated 1944 found in Dieppe originally used in the Normandy campaign in the summer of 1944

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    This is a German soldiers gas mask tin which still has its gas mask but has no filter filter the mask is still solid the rubber is not braking up or falling apart and is dated 1944 .The tin is rusty and it does have some rust holes in the tin and there is a lot of original green paintwork very clear to see. The lid still opens and closes properly and also locks it has its metal pull cord with the cloth pull on the inside again original paintwork and the mask is in fantastic condition with original paintwork on the filter connector on the spare eyelets box in the lid box it is dated 1939 also waffen stamped and the door works perfectly. The tin and mask are in nice solid condition fantastic for relics found together as a pair with the mask in the tin they are perfect for display or any collection and rare to find this complete from the battlefield and a nice recovered example of this famous gas mask and tin. The tin came from a private collection in Dieppe originally used by the German Army in the Normandy campaign in the summer of 1944.

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