This is a German 3 shell carry case for 7.5cm LE.IG 18 leichtes infantry support gun for 3 rounds rare to find from the battlefield.The steel shell cases which have most of there original markings on the bottom dated 1942-1944 and waffen stamped.The cases are in lovely condition for a steel cases no rust holes they do come out of the carry case but are very stiff the carry case its self is more rusty with rust holes it is complete and in solid condition not braking up at all they have all been very nicely cleaned perfect to display or any collection .The 3 shell cases were recovered on hill 69 in Normandy the carry case was recovered from Death Valley near Hill 112 the battle in the Falaise Pocket on the Normandy battlefield of 1944. A nice relic from the Normandy battlefield.The carry case comes with a A5 laminated information card.
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The capture of Caen and Carpiquet at the same time was followed immediately by renewed attacks west of the city in order to capture the high ground between the Odon and the Orne, to encircle Caen from the south, and above all to continue to engage the main German force so it could not block an American breakout to the south. This time the attack was on a broader front with no fewer than six divisions: the 49th and 50th attacked south to Hottot, the 59th attacked south to Noyers, the 15th Scottish was to attack Evrecy, an objective of EPSOM, followed by the 53rd, and in the first attack the 43rd Division was to capture Hill 112 and Maltot on 10th July 1944.