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  • German 8cm Granatwerfer 34 mortar base,nice condition relic with carry handle recovered from the Hurtgen Forest in Germany the battlefield of September to December 1944

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    This is a very rare to find German 8cm Granatwerfer 34 mortar base which is near complete still with its carry handle that has broken on one side it could have the tube reattached to it if you wanted to as a restoration project .The base is in relic condition it is rusty but solid and with a few rust holes it has no original paintwork but it has been very well cleaned and is perfect for any display or any collection a real cracking example of this very famous mortar base and very hard to find from the battlefield in this good a condition.The mortar base has been recovered in the Hurtgen Forest on the German-Belgium border this was the scene of a massive battle from September to December 1944 with the Germans trying to stop the American advance in to Germany.The base comes with 2x laminated A5 information cards with pictures.

    This battle was a series of fierce battles fought from 19 September to 16 December 1944 in the Hurtgen Forest which is about 50 square miles of Forest and Villages east of the Belgian–German border. It was the longest battle on German ground during World War 2 and is the longest single battle the U.S. Army has ever fought. At the start, the forest was defended by the German 275th and 353rd Infantry Divisions; understrength but well prepared—5,000 men (1,000 in reserve)—and commanded by Generalleutnant Hans Schmidt. They had little artillery and no tanks. As the battle progressed, German reinforcements were added including Tank support. American expectations that these troops were weak and ready to withdraw were over optimistic.

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