This is a German 12cm mortar propellant charges carry tin it has its original stamped markings on the lid clear to see.The tin is in nice condition for a relic it is rusty but does have some original paintwork but with some dents and scratches and a split down one side from use also has some small rust holes the lid opens and goes back on the tin is overall in very nice condition considering it is made of very thin metal but still a nice find from the battlefield in such good condition nice to go back in the wooden ammunition crate if you have one.The tin was recovered from the Ardennes Forest from the scene of the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944 a very nice and rare relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war.
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The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 – 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France, and Luxembourg on the Western Front towards the end of World War II in the European theatre. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard. American forces bore the brunt of the attack and incurred their highest casualties for any operation during the war. The battle also severely depleted Germany's armoured forces on the Western Front bringing the war to end much sooner.