This is a very rare find from the battlefield a German range site or optics cloth carry bag which is still pretty much complete.The cloth bag which still retains its green colour the fabric has a few holes and marks and some of the leather straps are missing bits but for a recovered relic fantastic condition the cloth is still solid not braking up or falling apart it is in semi relic condition at worst it has the German marking white stamped on one end the inside still has leaves and dirt in it from laying around the forest for so many years it is perfect to display or any collection very rare to find and a lovely bit for any collection or display.This case was recovered many years ago and has been in a private collection ever since it was recovered from near Rochefort which was a village attacked by the Panzer Lehr division on the 23rd December 1944 so this how we know this carry bag is from a Panzer Lehr division a very nice relic from the Ardennes Forest campaign during the battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945.A very rare relic from this famous battle that comes with a A5 laminated information sheet.
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During the run up to the offensive, Panzer Lehr was kept in reserve on 15 December, the day before the offensive began, Panzer Lehr was still severely understrength, with only one of its two tank battalions ready for action, the other restored to its parent unit, the 3rd panzer division. Both of its panzergrenadier regiments were at 80 percent of its authorized strength. It had only 57 tanks (30 Panthers and 27 Panzer IV) and 20 Jagdpanzer IV/70's by the time the attack jumped off.