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  • Vehicle medical box,nice relic condition recovered from German sdkfz 251 half track of the Panzer Lehr division recovered from near Rochefort which was a village attacked on the 23rd December 1944,The Ardennes

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    This is Vehicle medical box recovered from the site of a destroyed German sdkfz 251 half track it would have been carried inside the half track as standard issue .The box is near complete but very relic no insides left it does have some remains of its original green paint work,the box has both its locks on but they are broken it is very rusty and in relic condition but solid not falling apart it has cleaned up very well and is perfect for display or any collection a cracking unusual find from the battlefield knowing exactly which vehicle it comes from.The box was recovered from near Rochefort which was a village attacked by the Panzer Lehr division on the 23rd December 1944 so this how we know this box is from a Panzer Lehr division half track a very nice relic from the Ardennes Forest campaign during the battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945 that comes with a A5 laminated information sheet.

    During the run up to the offensive, Panzer Lehr was kept in reserve on 15 December, the day before the offensive began, Panzer Lehr was still severely understrength, with only one of its two tank battalions ready for action, the other restored to its parent unit, the 3rd panzer division. Both of its panzergrenadier regiments were at 80 percent of its authorized strength. It had only 57 tanks (30 Panthers and 27 Panzer IV) and 20 Jagdpanzer IV/70's by the time the attack jumped off.  

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