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  • German brass shell case for the 7.5cm light infantry gun (L.I.G.18) 1943 dated with most markings still visible recovered from Narvik area in Norway the land battle that was fought in April-May 1940

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    German brass shell case for the 7.5cm light infantry gun (L.I.G.18) 1936 dated with most of its markings still visible on the base including the waffen stamp. The case is nice and solid and semi relic condition at worst the brass has partly discoloured from being buried it has no holes the neck has a bit of damage from being fired but overall a lovely example of a battlefield found case which is perfect for display or any collection. The shell case was recovered from Narvik area in Norway the land battle that was fought in April-May 1940.

    In early April 1940 Narvik was occupied by the Germans by a mixed force of mountain troops, reinforced by the crews of the destroyers that had landed them, and a parachute battalion dropped in from the air. An Allied force of British, French, Norwegian and Polish troops was built up, and land-based air cover was provided by a squadron of Gladiators and one of Hurricanes, flown from carriers.Narvik was finally taken by the British on 28 May, but the decision to evacuate it had by that time been made. The German victories of that month in France and the Low Countries had transformed the strategic situation, and had left the Allies with little alternative. In any case, the withdrawing Germans had done a comprehensive job of destroying the iron ore facilities.

    7.5-cm Light Infantry Howitzer: German Infantry Weapons, WWII Military  Intelligence Service, Special Series No. 14, May 25, 1943 (LoneSentry.com)

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