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  • German soldiers MP40 machine gun magazine,with its insides used by soldiers of the 5th Parachute Division recovered in the forest outside Wiltz on the Belgium-Luxembourg border in the Ardennes Forest battle of the bulge 1944-1945

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    This is a German soldiers MP40 machine gun magazine empty of all ammunition relic condition.The magazine does have all of its internal parts it does have a few rust holes it is a nice solid condition relic overall very good,nice condition for a recovered battlefield find nicely cleaned and perfect for display or any collection.The magazine was recovered from the forest outside of the town of Wiltz on the Belgium-Luxembourg border the area was attacked and captured by the German 5th Parachute Division on 16-18th December 1944 during the German offensive in the Ardennes Forest the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944-1945. A very nice and unusual relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war.

    German 5th Parachute Division was a fallschirmjager (paratroop) division in the German Luftwaffe it was formed in France in early 1944, commanded by Gustav Wilke and was the last division to receive near full fallschirmjäger training. It contained the 13th, 14th and 15th Fallschirmjäger Regiments, and the 5th Fallschirmjäger Artillery Regiment.For the Ardennes offensive it was in the German 7th Army part of the 85th infantry Division attacking on the southern flank of the attack towards Luxembourg.

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