This is a German soldiers army issue red painted water bottle which still has some of its original red paintwork still on it with no screw top but the rare bit it has a clear to see battle damage impact hole on one side .The bottle has a few very small rust holes and surface rust it is very solid and nice condition for a bottle which has been lost in the heat of battle it has been well cleaned perfect for display or any collection. The water bottle was recovered from Death Valley near Hill 112 the battle during operation Epsom in June 1944 on the Normandy battlefield. A nice relic from the Normandy battlefield.
The capture of Caen and Carpiquet at the same time was followed immediately by renewed attacks west of the city in order to capture the high ground between the Odon and the Orne, to encircle Caen from the south, and above all to continue to engage the main German force so it could not block an American breakout to the south. This time the attack was on a broader front with no fewer than six divisions: the 49th and 50th attacked south to Hottot, the 59th attacked south to Noyers, the 15th Scottish was to attack Evrecy, an objective of EPSOM, followed by the 53rd, and in the first attack the 43rd Division was to capture Hill 112 and Maltot on 10th July 1944.
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