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This is a German complete steel shell case 7.5cm KwK40 fired by a Panzer 4 Tank which is in fantastic condition for a relic it has been totally cleaned with most of its original markings clear to see dated 1944 and waffen stamped .The case does have some clear to see remains of the brass it is rusty but solid and is in relic condition it does not have a few rust holes but nothing to bad a nice straight case not bent at all .As said before the case has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and rare to get in this condition from the battlefield and a nice bit of tank from the work horse and most produced tank of the German army in World War 2.The shell case comes from German Panzer 4 tank of the 12th SS Panzer Division recovered in 2007 from the woods in the Ardennes Forest outside the village of Krinkelt which was attacked on the 17-18 December by them 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.
During the night of December 17-18, tanks from the 12th SS (now extricated from the mud) broke through the U. S. line and pushed into Krinkelt, only to be expelled by a hasty counterattack. The 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitler Youth” lost 67 of its 136 tanks in the first three days of the battles for Krinkelt and Rocherath. The fighting was fierce and, because the American soldiers had heard that the SS were shooting captives, few prisoners were taken by either side.