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This is a German steel shell case which has none of its original markings that can be seen but the rare bit still has the remains of its powder charge bag in the bottom after being fired. The case is in lovely condition for a steel case with only one small rust hole and no real damage it is rusty but solid and with some small remains of its brass wash and has been very nicely cleaned perfect to display or any collection. This shell was fired by German 15cm SFH 18 heavy field howitzer this case was recovered in the area of the battle on the Longvilly road near Bastogne in the Ardennes Forest from the scene of the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944-1945.A very nice relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war. This case comes with a laminated A5 information sheets with information and photos.
The battle on the Longvilly road took place on the 19th December 1944 when an American force under Colonel Cherry came under attack by German Panzer Lehr Division along the road between Longvilly and Bastogne the Americans lost around 200 vehicles in the battle.