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This is a rare to find German coiled steel shell case fired by 10.5cm the LFH18 light field howitzer which has non of its marking on the bottom that can be seen. The case is in relic condition with lots rust holes and damage but is still very solid not falling apart it has been very nicely cleaned perfect to display or any collection. The shell case used by the 12th SS Panzer Division recovered in 2007 from the surface of 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.
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.