This is German maxim machine gun water bottle very nice example of a battlefield recovered one where the main handle has rusted solid but small side two still work .The tin which is the waterbottle used to cool down the machine gun while it is firing is in relic but solid condition and has some small remains of its original paintwork it is near complete just missing its screw on top for the filler hole it is very rusty with some small rust holes it is in overall very solid condition which has been cleaned up very well and is perfect for display or any collection and a rare find from the battlefield. The tin was recovered in 2014 from the old German trench line at La Boisselle in the field opposite where the Lochnagar mine crater is today on the second information card there is photo of the trench line as it looks today the red dot shows the exact location where the bottle was found it was recovered during work being carried out right on top of the old German trench line as it was on the 1st July 1916 during battle of the Somme the famous attack on that day. The bottle comes with a A5 laminated information card with map of the exact location it was found on the famous Somme battlefield of July 1916.
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The trench line at La Boisselle where the bottle came from