This is a rare find from the battlefield a British Lewis gun magazine still with brass bullets attached all empty the heads have been removed and replaced back in they are dated 1916 The magazine is in semi- relic condition at worst it has been varnished to help preserve it the magazine is still very solid condition and has been very well cleaned perfect for display or a rare bit for any collection and so rare to get n this condition. The magazine was recovered many years ago from the battlefield at Passchendaele from the 1917 battle part of the third battle of Ypres. A very nice find from the famous Ypres battlefield and rare to get German relic from the battlefield. The magazine comes with a A5 laminated information card.
Passchendaele is a small village five miles north-east of Ypres is the name by which the final stages of the Third Battle of Ypres is known. It is the name, along with the Somme, which has come to symbolise the Great War for many. The Third battle of Ypres was preceded by the attack on Messines ridge in June 1917. The main battle commenced on the 31st of July 1917, and stretched on until November the 10th, 1917.
The final phase, the advance on Passchendaele, took place in October and November, the aim being to take the strategically important high ground of the Passchendaele ridge. The first battle of Passchendaele, on the 12th October, failed to take the village, and the second battle of Passchendaele lasted from the 26th of October until the 10th of November.
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