This is a unusual find from the battlefield a American water can with no maker markings on the bottom of the can that can be seen but is USA marked on the side. The can still with some of its original green paintwork it has some rust damage around the handles and some rust holes it does have a few dents and scratches from use the filler cap is locked and does not open it has rusted shut but with more cleaning it may well free up it is in overall very nice condition and a very nice example of this famous fuel can which has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection.This can was recovered from the site of the battle on the Longvilly road area near Bastogne in the Ardennes Forest from the scene of the battle of the bulge in the winter of 1944-1945.A very nice relic from this famous battle and Hitler's last big offensive of the war and comes with A5 laminated information card.
The battle on the Longvilly road took place on the 19th December 1944 when an American force under Colonel Cherry came under attack by German Panzer Lehr Division along the road between Longvilly and Bastogne the Americans lost around 200 vehicles in the battle.
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