This is a British army 25 pounder artillery gun 4 shell carry box which is in nice condition still with a lot of its original green paintwork and some of yellow stamped maker markings the marks that are there are partly readable some better then others on the inside there is no racking but does have its paper label which is hand written.The box is dated 1938 on the lid and on the back in yellow markings the lid which still opens and closes fine but does not lock as the locks are missing and has both its metal carry handles and the cloth covers as well very rare to get a box from the battlefield in such good condition that has cleaned up so well.This box was found in 2017 with a few others 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 box 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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The Battle of Dunkirk took place in Dunkirk, France, during the Second World War between the Allies and Germany. As part of the Battle of France on the Western Front, the Battle of Dunkirk was the defence and evacuation of British and allied forces in Europe from 26 May - 4 June 1940.