German bakerlite binoculars case which is in nice condition with no major damage other then the hinge is broken all the metal clips are rusty but solid.The bakerlite its self still retains its original colour and is maker marked on the inside of the lid very rare to find from the battlefield in such nice condition.The case is perfect for display or any collection and was recovered in a pit full of German equipment buried after the battle 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.
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. Below Panzer 4 Tank knocked out in the Hurtgen Forest.
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