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  • German 88mm flak and anti aircraft gun complete round shell carry tube lid, sand camouflage paintwork used by Soldiers in the 14th Panzer corps recovered from the Liri River in 2020 on the Adolf Hitler line of May 1944 in Italy.

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    This is a lid for a complete round carry case tube for 88mm flak and anti aircraft gun The case lid is rusty in places but solid and has some clear to see sand camouflage paint remains it still has its carry handle in place that still moves it is in relic condition but has no rust holes the lid has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection  The case lid was used by Soldiers in the 14th Panzer corps recovered from the Liri River in 2020 on the Adolf Hitler line of May 1944 in Italy. . The case lid comes with 2xA5 laminated information cards with pictures.  

    The 14th panzer Corps also participated in the battle of Monte Cassino under the command of General Von Senger und Etterlin and included among its formations, the 1st Parachute Division, the 15th Panzergrenadier Division and the 29th Panzergrenadier Division, which had previously fought under it in Sicily. It remained on the Italian front until its surrender at the end of the war.

    After the Gustav Line was breached on 12th May 1944 British and Indian army units had attempted, without success, to storm the Hitler Line. A set piece battle, Operation Chesterfield, was planned for May 23 and Canadian soldiers were to play the dominant role. Ultimately the Canadians prevailed, but at a horrific cost, with 890 casualties in one day, making it the single worst day of fighting in the entire Italian campaign.

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    German "88" Flak 18, 36/37 Anti Tank Gun, in service with the AfrikaKorps