This is the remains of a German 3.7cm PAK anti tank gun shell case which still has the remains of its original markings and is dated 1938 the case also has paint remains the case has been blown apart in a explosion.It was recovered from Finland on the battlefield of Lapland from the battle of 1944/45.This item comes with a 5x7 laminated information sheet with photo.
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The Lapland War was fought between Finland and Germany from September 1944 to April 1945 in Finland's northernmost Lapland Province. For the Finns, this was a separate conflict, much like the Continuation War. From a German perspective, the retreat through Lapland was part of the Second World War as part of their two campaigns to evacuate northern Finland and northern Norway: Operation Birke and Operation Nordlicht. The Finnish Army was forced to demobilise their forces while at the same time fighting to force the German Army to leave Finland. German forces retreated to Norway, and Finland managed to uphold its obligations under the Moscow Armistice, although it remained formally at war with the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the British Dominions until the formal conclusion of the Continuation War was ratified by the 1947 Paris Peace Treaty.